$24 per hour is considered a pretty decent wage in most places around the world, but imagine making that per second. French footballer Kylian Mbappe was recently offered an unfathomable amount of money by Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal football team, who is trying to secure the Paris Saint-Germain forward on a one year contract for a whopping $776 million. To put it into perspective, for just one single season, the 24-year-old could earn $64.6 million a month, $14.7 million a week, $2.1 million a day, $88,500 an hour, $1475 a minute, and $24 a second.
PSG received a world record bid of $333 million for him from the Saudi club, which made a formal offer to PSG by letter, eclipsing Neymar’s $254 million move from Barcelona to PSG as the most expensive transfer in football history. While the French football team has given permission to Al-Hilal to speak to the athlete, the transfer could only be made with the agreement of Mbappe.
The forward, who was born to an Algerian mother and a Cameroonian father, has refused to sign a new deal with PSG with one year left on his contract, and it is believed that he will be joining Spanish club Real Madrid for free next year. This weekend, the French club dropped him from the squad for the pre-season tour of Japan and South Korea. If the two parties fail to come to an agreement, it is suggested that the 2018 World Cup winner would be benched for an entire year.
Al-Hilal’s one-year-only offer could be beneficial for the athlete, allowing him to move to Real Madrid in 2024 following his stint in Saudi. It would also help give the lucrative Saudi league its biggest boost yet, following the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Roberto Firmino.
Al-Hilal have already signed Ruben Neves from Wolves and recruited Kalidou Koulibaly from Chelsea. The club previously tried to sign seven time Ballon D’or winner Lionel Messi, however the Argentinian forward decided to join Major League Soccer (MLS) team Inter Miami after leaving PSG.