The transfer circus surrounding Kylian Mbappe is back in full swing this summer, and Liverpool fans have valid reasons to be concerned as Paris Saint-Germain has accepted a massive £259 million bid for the French star.
Football is currently facing some challenges, and the Saudi Arabian influence in the transfer market is becoming increasingly evident, with players like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho being targeted by the Middle Eastern country. However, Mbappe’s situation is different, as he is still in his prime and has made it clear to PSG that he won’t extend his contract beyond 2024. This puts the club in a difficult position, forcing them to sell him this summer or risk losing him for free next year.
Al-Hilal, a Saudi Arabian side, has made a jaw-dropping £259 million bid for Mbappe, which PSG has accepted. While there is no indication that the 24-year-old is keen on the move, the news has raised eyebrows among Liverpool fans.
The connection to Liverpool comes through Mohamed Salah, the team’s No. 11, who has often been linked with PSG whenever Mbappe’s transfer rumors surface. With such a massive sum entering PSG’s coffers, speculation about Salah’s potential move is inevitable.
However, the influx of money from the Saudi Pro League is distorting the transfer market and changing the landscape of football, not necessarily for the better. While taking Salah away from Liverpool won’t be easy, given his contract until 2025, PSG may soon have the financial means to make a tempting offer.
Whether Salah and the club would entertain such ideas remains uncertain, especially just weeks before the start of the season, but it is certainly a development worth keeping an eye on.
Neymar’s transfer to PSG was the first sign of the market’s inflation, and if Mbappe moves for a record-breaking fee of £259 million, Salah might not be the only player affected. The entire football industry could see a shift as the sport evolves into an unrecognizable state