NBA superstar LeBron James made a cheeky plea after seeing Kylian Mbappe’s Saudi Arabian contract offer.
The French soccer sensation, 24, was offered $776million to join Saudi club Al-Hilal for a single season.
LeBron James can’t believe the contract offered to Kylian Mbappe by Saudi club Al-HilalCredit: Reuters
Mbappe has been offered $776million to play for one season in Saudi ArabiaCredit: PA
The World Cup Golden Boot winner has not yet decided on his futureCredit: AFP
Mbappe is currently in a contract stand-off with French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.
The World Cup Golden Boot winner has refused to sign a new deal with PSG and could potentially walk away as a free agent next summer.
But the incredible $1billion offer from Al-Hilal has shocked even the very best-paid athletes in the world of sports.
LeBron is himself a billionaire thanks to NBA earnings and lucrative sponsorship deals.
The Akron native has earned $531million over his two decades in the league.
While Mbappe’s one-year offer is nearly double that figure.
And James could hardly hide his disbelief at the astronomical figures on show.
LeBron tweeted a gif from the film Forrest Gump of Tom Hank’s character sprinting out of a driveway.
He captioned it: “Me headed to Saudi when they call @RichPaul4 &@mavcarter for that 1 year deal.”
Fans were in hysterics at the claim, with one replying: “The contract is so crazy it got my GOAT twerking.”
Another said: “You know the money Saudi is throwing around is STOOPID when NBA players are shocked by the numbers, these guys sign 500-600m contracts.”
While a third added: “Bron throwing feelers out lmao.”
LeBron’s fellow NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo also joked that Al-Hilal should sign him instead.
Posting a smiling selfie to social media, the two-time MVP wrote: “Al Hilal you can take me. I look like Kylian Mbappe.”
Mbappe is widely regarded to be one of the best soccer players in the world.
He joined PSG in 2018 after rising through the youth ranks at AS Bondy and Monaco.
The 24-year-old has dominated in his native league, winning Ligue 1 Player of the Year a record four times.
Mbappe already has 70 international appearances for France, scoring 40 goals.
He hasn’t yet decided on his future, with Spanish club Real Madrid long being assumed to be his next destination.