The big names of football players are moving on to the sunnier and wealthier regions of the Saudi pro league. It all started with Cristian Ronaldo Al Nassr from Manchester United in January 2023. Many football players have followed Cristiano’s footsteps, leaving top European clubs for Saudi Pro League.
While discussing the famous players of modern football, we must remember the name Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe scored eight goals and assisted two in seven matches at the 2022 world cup, earning himself the prestigious Golden Boot.
He was the second-best player in the tournament. Moreover, Mbappe gave an outstanding performance in the 2022/23 League 1 season.
World record bid
After missing out on Lionel Messi, the Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal made the highest bid in football history for Kylian Mbappe of $332 million.
Al Hilal is willing to spend grandiose amounts of money to see the French striker join the Saudi Pro League alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and more.
Al Hilal has made Mbappe the world’s most expensive player in football history with this bid, overtaking the former highest bid by PSG of $262 million for Neymar.
The bid has been warmly accepted by PSG, who have been looking to sell the striker this summer. Mbappe isn’t keen on leaving until he finds a club worthy of him. Many claims he wants to stay until the end of his contract next year to receive the loyalty bonus of 90 million Euros.
The bid fell apart when Mbappe rejected the move despite the eye-watering contract.
World record Contract
Al Hilal’s record-holding transfer offer also holds the record for the most expensive transfer contract in football. The Saudi club is willing to pay around $776 million per year in wages and all image rights.
Paris Saint Germain has granted permission to Kylian Mbappe to discuss personal terms with Al Hilal. Al Hilal’s offer stands for the 24-year-old French champion.
However, rumors stand that Mbappe would still be able to join Real Madrid in 2024, which PSG suspects has already verbally agreed to sign on a fee of around $178 million.
Mbappe’s refusal of the contract
Mbappe is currently under a contract with PSG until the end of the next season; this allows Mbappe to make his decisions without any pressure of finding a club to play in.
Thus, Kylian Mbappe has rejected the massive offer from Al Hilal. Mbappe has refused to negotiate with the Saudi team; on the other hand, PSG has accepted the Al Hilal offer. PSG’s Qatari owners want to take this offer because of the recent disagreements between the club and Mbappe that have created a rift between the two parties.
Mbappe is PSG’s most valuable asset, and they want to make the most of their money. Unfortunately for PSG, the French football player has refused the offer. Mbappe wants to play with PSG for one more year and stay in Europe in the future. Al Hilal’s proposal will expire at the end of the next season.
It is too early to form theories as to whether or not Mbappe does move to Saudi Arabia, but there is no doubt that this is an exciting scenario.
Mbappe is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world right now. His football career is looking nothing less than bright. European football is the best option for polishing his skills and competing globally.
On the other hand, no European club can compete with Saudi clubs financially. Still, Al Hilal’s massive offer develops competition between the European clubs for offering more money to football players.