PSG: Kylian Mbappé refuses a fortune, UEFA reacts
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PSG: Kylian Mbappé refuses a fortune, UEFA reacts

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PSG: Kylian Mbappé refuses a fortune, UEFA reacts

Published August 31, 2023 at 11.30 am

PSG, during the deal with Kylian Mbappé this summer, had accepted a €300 million offer from Saudi club Al-Hilal to recruit the French number 10. But Kylian Mbappé had refused to pack his bags, giving up an annual salary of €700 million . Mbappé’s ambition prevented him from traveling to Saudi Arabia, which UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin points out and approves.

The end of the transfer window is fast approaching since September 1 at 23:59 will mark the end of the summer window in France. The future to Kylian Mbappe is still not sealed, he who has not yet extended with PSG, nor accepted an offer from another club. He could have done it at the end of July, since the Saudi club by Al-Hilal offered him an XXL sum…

“That’s not the right way to do it”

In an interview with The teamUEFA President, Alexander Ceferin was asked about the rise of Saudi football and in particular its ability to attract renowned players: ” It is not a danger. We saw a similar approach from China, who bought players at the end of their careers by offering them a lot of money. Result: Chinese football did not develop and qualify for the World Cup after that. It’s not the right way to do it, they should work on training players and coaches, but that’s not my problem. »

“Mbappé does not dream of Saudi Arabia”

Alexander Ceferin He is also not worried about the current greats as the point of PSG, Kylian Mbappe, who also turned down an XXL offer from from Saudi Arabia, with Al Hilal who offered him 700 million euros over one year: “ There are the players at the end and those who are not ambitious enough to aim for the “top” competitions. As far as I know, Mbappé and Haaland are not dreaming of Saudi Arabia. The best players at the top of the game, I don’t think they would go to Saudi Arabia. When I am told about the players who have gone there, no one knows where they play. This is mainly of interest to the media, but not really to the European football community. We’ll see, but I don’t think for a second that this could threaten our competitions. »

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