The football world was stunned when Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal made an official bid for Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar, Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe and his current club are currently in a contract stand-off, with reports suggesting that he is willing to let his contract run out until next summer.
This situation has put PSG in a difficult position, leading them to contemplate the possibility of selling their prized asset during this transfer window.
Many clubs have expressed interest in signing the Frenchman, but transfer market specialist Fabrizio Romano revealed that Al-Hilal has officially submitted an astounding €300 million [£260m] bid for the 24-year-old, surpassing the previous world record fee set by Neymar at €222m [£191m].
To add to the magnitude of the bid, CBS journalist James Benge reported that Al-Hilal is prepared to offer Mbappe an astonishing salary package of €700 million [£604 million] for just one year.
These reports have caused a flurry of reactions on social media, with fans and pundits alike expressing their astonishment at the potential transfer deal.
Amidst the buzz, 1986 World Cup Golden Boot winner, Gary Lineker voiced his opinion, suggesting that should Mbappe make the move to Al-Hilal, it might put his career on hold.
Al-Hilal submit huge bid
In a related publication, Sports Brief reported that Al-Hilal have reportedly submitted a world-record bid to sign wantaway Paris Sain-Germain superstar, Kylian Mbappe.
The France international was left out of the squad for the team’s pre-season tour of Japan on Friday and put up for sale after months of tension between him and the club’s hierarchy.
Al-Hilal have submitted a bid worth €300 million in order to open talks with the Ligue 1 champions.
Mbappe told to leave PSG
Sports Brief also reported that Mbappe has been told to leave the club by former director Leonardo in an absurd tirade.
The World Cup winner recently refuted claims that he wants to join Real Madrid this summer, but the rumour simply refuses to go away.
Leonardo, a former director of the French giants, has now stated that Mbappe should leave the club because PSG will still exist without him.