Paris Saint-Germain has received a staggering €300 million offer from Saudi Pro League club Al Hilal for star forward Kylian Mbappe.
The 24-year-old’s future at PSG has been uncertain for some time, and the situation escalated further when he was left out of the team’s pre-season tour and put up for sale.
Mbappe has the option to extend his contract with PSG until 2025, but the clause is set to expire at the end of the month. With no indication of his intention to stay beyond this season, PSG has given Al Hilal permission to enter talks with the player.
The French forward has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, who attempted to sign him last summer. However, Al Hilal’s official offer has now thrown another twist into the saga, potentially making it a world-record transfer fee if the deal materializes. Mbappe is likely to command a lucrative salary as part of any agreement.
Last month, Mbappe informed PSG that he would not exercise the contract option and intended to stay for the upcoming season. PSG requested clarification from the player by July 15 but received no response. The club believes Mbappe is keen on a free transfer to Real Madrid next year and is prepared to keep him on the bench if he doesn’t secure a move this summer.
Al Hilal has been active in the transfer market, signing Ruben Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Sergei Milinkovic-Savic this summer.
The transfer activity in Saudi Arabia has received a significant boost with the country’s Public Investment Fund taking control of Al Hilal, Al Ahli, Al Ittihad, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr in a major shake-up announced in June.
As the situation unfolds, the football world eagerly awaits the resolution of Kylian Mbappe’s transfer saga, with the potential for a record-breaking deal and significant implications for both PSG and Real Madrid.