Saudi club Al-Hilal has offered a record-breaking €300 million ($425.5 million) to sign Kylian Mbappe, 25, who is in a contract dispute with his club Paris Saint-Germain.
“Saudi Al-Hilal, which missed out on Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), has offered a record €300 million for Mbappe,” ESPN and other media outlets reported on Friday. “PSG authorized Al-Hilal to begin direct negotiations with Mbappe. However, Mbappe is not interested in the offer.”
“Alhilal’s €300 million offer is the highest transfer fee ever,” ESPN said, “surpassing the €222 million ($314.9 million) Neymar paid to join PSG from Barcelona (Spain) in 2017.”
Mbappe, who is under contract at PSG until June 2024, has refused to renew his contract. PSG is pressuring him to finalize his move by July. Mbappe’s refusal to renew his contract has angered the club, who have left him off their roster for their upcoming Asian tour to Japan and South Korea.
PSG previously paid a €180 million ($258 million) transfer fee to acquire Mbappe from AS Monaco in 2017.
According to ESPN, Mbappe reportedly does not want to move to Saudi Arabia. PSG’s contract with Mbappe also calls for a €90 million ($127.6 million) bonus if he stays with the club through the 2023-24 season.
Al-Hilal had previously made a staggering 85 billion won per year offer for Messi, but the deal fell through. 토토사이트 Messi joined Inter Miami in the U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS).