A record 300 million euro ($332 million) deal for Kylian Mbappe was made by the Saudi Arabian soccer team Al-Hilal on Monday after they were unsuccessful in acquiring Lionel Messi. If accepted, the France attacker would join Cristiano Ronaldo in the oil-rich country.
PSG acknowledged the bid for its player and allowed Al-Hilal to approach Mbappe personally to begin talks.
Here are the top 5 biggest transfers in the history of association football
João Félix – $130 million
According to Euro Sports, Atletico Madrid spent a whopping $130 million to sign Félix away from Benfica in 2019. According to Rarest.org, this was the second-highest sum ever paid for a teen football player.
Ousmane Dembélé – $150 million
Ousmane Dembélé began his professional career in 2015 and, a year later, while playing for Borussia Dortmund, made his senior national team debut for France. According to ESPN, Barcelona paid over $150 million to get him to Spain. The base charge was reportedly worth $125 million, and add-ons would add another US$25 million or more.
Philippe Coutinho – $170 million
According to The Guardian, Coutinho moved from Liverpool to Barcelona in 2018 in a massive $170 million transaction. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 30-year-old, who is currently representing Aston Villa in England, has a net worth of US$60 million.
Kylian Mbappé – $186 million
Kylian Mbappé made headlines in 2017 when he moved from Monaco to French team Paris St Germain for a staggering $186 million, per Rarest.org, making him the most expensive teenager in sport. Nevertheless, this enormous sum has turned out to be profitable since he has scored goals ever since at a clip that is not far off from one per game.
Neymar – $230 million
Neymar’s 2017 move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for a staggering $230 million broke all previous records for the Brazilian native’s most pricey transfer, according to Rarest.org.