Insider: Mbappe won't enter discussions with Saudi Arabia clubs


Kylian Mbappe has officially turned down negotiations with Al Hilal of the Saudi Pro League, as initially reported by L'Equipe and confirmed by Fabrizio Romano in his latest newsletter on Thursday, July 26.

As of today, the player has firmly decided not to engage with the Saudi delegation present in Paris. Al Hilal made a ridiculous offer based on a €200m salary for one year, along with various commercial deals and 100% of the player's image rights, amounting to a staggering €700 million package for just a single season of Mbappe's services.

For his part, PSG would receive a sizable fee of €300m, which is obviously something the French champions won't ever hesitate taking and running with. They have, indeed, already accepted the offer by Al Hilal.

Despite the historical proposal, though, Mbappe's current stance is clear according to Romano: "Mbappe is not interested in sitting down for discussions with any Saudi club, including Al Hilal."

Mbappe's logical, reasonable, and obvious preference is to remain in Europe and play in the Champions League ahead of Euro 2024 and the Paris Olympics next summer.

PSG can do nothing to force Mbappe into accepting any contract offer, and the club remains steadfast in their belief that Mbappe has already secured an agreement with Real Madrid to join them as a free agent in the summer of 2024, which they perceive as his desired move. Thus, the stalemate.

The situation remains fluid and open, and Romano thinks it's one worth "monitoring developments day by day and moment by moment," as "no one can accurately predict the future, not even PSG."

Despite various rumors linking Mbappe to multiple clubs, Romano revealed that "concrete negotiations with other teams have not yet emerged at this time."

The insider thinks we'll have to "wait and see how the next days and weeks unfold," and whether Real Madrid will make any attempts to attempt to acquire Mbappe this summer instead of waiting for a year.

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