Ligue 1: PSG accepts world record £259m bid for Mbappe from Al-Hilal

Ligue 1 giant, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have accepted a world record bid of €300m (£259m) from Al-Hilal for Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe who has not been allowed to wind down his contract which would expire in one year, has been put up for sale by PSG and left out of the pre-season tour of Japan. This is coming after the France national team captain told the club that he will not be signing a new contract or agreeing to their one-year contract extension option.

PSG accepts world record £259m bid for Mbappe from Al-Hilal
Kylian Mbappe on captain duty for PSG. Source: Getty

PSG had also previously told the player that he must either accept a new contract with a 10-year offer from the French club worth €1 billion (£864m/$1.1bn) on the table or be sold in this window.

Al-Hilal has now been granted permission by PSG to speak to Mbappe after offering a whopping €300 million (circa $332.4 million) to sign him.

PSG’s decision to accept the bid was likely to avoid losing Mbappe for free next year. Al-Hilal has already made notable signings, including Kalidou Koulibaly and Rúben Neves from English Premier League clubs.

PSG accepts world record £259m bid for Mbappe from Al-Hilal
Al-Hilal playing in the Saudi league. Source: Getty

If completed, the deal will surpass Neymar’s €200 million transfer from Barcelona to PSG as the most expensive in football history. The Saudi club’s offer would reportedly see Mbappe earn an astonishing €700 million annually.

Mbappe who moved to PSG from Monaco in 2017 for €180 million, has maintained his status as one of the world’s top players. He rose to prominence with Monaco in 2015, helping the team win the Ligue 1 championship and earning recognition as the league’s best young player. With PSG, he secured four national titles and played a crucial role in France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup victory.

At the moment, Mbappe who is PSG’s all-time top scorer with 212 goals in 260 appearances, remains the second most expensive player in history behind his PSG teammate Neymar.

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