Renowned football star Kylian Mbappé has reportedly declined a meeting and contract offer from Saudi Arabian football club Al Hilal, as multiple reports suggest.
Earlier this week, the sports world was buzzing with news that Al Hilal was prepared to break the world record transfer fee, presenting an astonishing offer of $332 million (€300 million) for the 24-year-old French striker. The proposed deal also included an unprecedented salary package of $775 million for Mbappé, a sum that caught the attention of top athletes from various sports.
Representatives from Al Hilal, known as the most successful club in Saudi Arabia with four Asian Champions League titles, traveled to Paris to discuss the potential deal with Mbappé’s representatives. However, their efforts were met with rejection, as reported by French outlet L’Equipe and respected Italian soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano. CNN has reached out to Al Hilal, Mbappé’s representatives, and his current club Paris-Saint Germain for comments on the matter.
Amidst the transfer speculations, PSG has excluded Mbappé from their preseason tour of Japan. The club has issued an ultimatum to the striker, asking him to either sign a new contract or be put up for sale. Mbappé has been strongly linked with a potential move to the La Liga giants Real Madrid.