Kylian Mbappe: Real Madrid-bound player spends ₦832 million to purchase Pele’s painting

Kylian Mbappe spends huge on Pele’s painting || Imago

Kylian Mbappe: Real Madrid-bound player spends ₦832 million to purchase Pele’s painting

Stephen Oladehinde 14:36 - 18.05.2024

France international Kylian Mbappe has purchased an expensive painting of Brazilan legend Pele beating fellow teammates to it.

Players from PSG attended the club's gala on Thursday night, which was organised to generate funds for the PSG Foundation, the official charity of the Ligue 1 winners.

The event came after the French outfit was crowned the champions of Ligue 1 for the third time in a row.

Mbappe who recently announced his departure from the French giants made a huge purchase for an artefact.

Mbappe spends big on Pele’s painting

Kylian Mbappé has spent an incredible ₦832 million (€520,000) on a picture of legendary Brazil great Pelé, according to a post shared on Instagram.

The France international beat his close friend Achraf Hakimi to win a picture of one of the best players in history for a value of over half a million euros. 

PSG striker Kylian Mbappe | Imago
PSG striker Kylian Mbappe | Imago

The legendary football player's painting was intended to be sold during the PSG gala last year, but the event was postponed because of Sergio Rico, the custodian for PSG, having a sad horse riding accident. 

Mbappe and Hakimi || Imago
Mbappe and Hakimi || Imago

The artwork, titled "O REI" (Portuguese for "The King"), was made by French contemporary artist Alexandre Hopare.

With Hakimi and Mbappé determined to outbid one another, the piece, which had an initial starting price of €5,000, ended up selling for 100 times its starting price. Over €2.7m was ultimately raised on the evening for charitable causes.