According to the grapevine, Lionel Messi is considering a mouth-watering offer to sign for Saudi Arabian giants, Al-Hilal.
Off the back of winning the World Cup, the 35-year-old’s stock is as high as it’s ever been. After being told for years that he couldn’t perform on the international stage, Messi proved the doubters wrong, with two goals in the final. And with his lifelong dream in the bag, he’s looking to make as much money as possible.
As per Mundo Deportivo, the Argentinian’s father has flown to Riyadh to negotiate the staggering £245m-a-year contract.
After making a triumphant return to life at PSG, many expected the French club to extend their relationship with the forward. But in a curveball, Al-Hilal have emerged as the favourites to secure his services going into the 2023-24 season.
Nasser Al-Attiyah, a relative of the Emir of Qatar, has added fuel to the fire, claiming: “Messi, his next club after his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, will be Saudi Arabia.”
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Lionel Messi set to renew his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo
Having defined their era, the pair of bitter rivals will remain synonymous with each other for the rest of their lives. Thus, the idea of seeing them go toe-to-toe once more is enough to whet any fan’s appetite.
Following a controversial interview with Piers Morgan, the Portuguese superstar signed for Al-Nassr for an incredible 175m per year.
But should Messi take Al-Hilal up on their offer, he’ll make significantly more. Therefore, he’d have an even stronger claim to call himself ‘the greatest of all time’.
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