The rumor spread like wildfire, prompting athletes of all persuasions to comment on it.
Can Kylian Mbappé really play next season in Saudi Arabia, for an annual salary of 700 million euros, all bonuses included? No one has the answer to date, but the mere mention of this madness makes the entire sports world react. In the NBA, like a Giannis Antetokounmpo whom the Parisian striker knows well, several stars have commented on it. This is also the case for former sprinter Usain Bolt.
The fastest man in the world, eight-time Olympic champion and 11-time world champion, is quite simply hallucinating in front of the golden bridge that the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, which owns 75% of the four biggest clubs in the Saudi elite: Al-Nassr, the team of Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Ittihad, that of Karim Benzema, Al-Hilal and Al-Ahli would be ready to erect.
I’m ready to unretire for this one year salary $776M 🤔
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) July 25, 2023
« I’m ready to come out of retirement for this one year salary “, Says incredulously the Jamaican athlete, 36 springs on the clock and retired from the slopes since 2017. “ Me going to Saudi Arabia if they call Rich Paul and Maverick Carter (his agent and adviser, editor’s note) for this one year contract “, had already written on social networks the iconic LeBron James, then relaying a video from the film Forrest Gump showing the character played by Tom Hanks take a sprint.