With soccer continuously growing in America, MLS is doing everything in its power to reel in superstars.
Lionel Messi has done nothing but light it up for Inter Miami, as their games are being sold out as soon as tickets are put up for sale.
With that in mind, it sounds like MLS is looking to acquire another superstar in Kylian Mbappe.
According to the Daily Record, MLS executives have sought to shape an innovative deal structure for Mbappe.
Reports indicate the league is planning to make an offer similar to the deal Messi signed with Inter Miami, per the Daily Record.
“The magnitude of finance involved in persuading Mbappe to move to MLS is such that a deal is expected to require the kind of novel funding structure employed to bring David Beckham and Messi to the States. The League’s broadcast partner, Apple, is contributing to Messi’s salary package, with the 36-year-old also holding an option to take shares in Inter Miami.”
It’s unknown which MLS club would be the front runner to potentially land Kylian Mbappe. But considering there has been some turmoil between the soccer star and PSG, it’s not crazy to think he’d sign a deal in America.
Recently, Mbappe turned down a monster contract offer from Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia to remain with Paris Saint-Germain.
So, any team in MLS will need to make an equally ludicrous offer. If not, even more so. Luckily, they have the Lionel Messi deal laid out as a blue print. And of course the old David Beckham deal that is similar.
If Kylian Mbappe signs with MLS, it’ll be massive news. I mean, he’s just 24 years old and is arguably the best soccer player in the world.
This would be a massive get for Major League Soccer and could put the organization on the map of the FIFA world even more so.