Will Lionel Messi really go to Sudita Arabia?



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Will Lionel Messi really go to Sudita Arabia?

Lionel Messi could play in Saudi Arabia next year, according to the AFP news agency, which in turn cites a Saudi source close to the negotiations. Messi, after two difficult years at PSG, would be close to signing with the Saudi club Al-Hilal for 400 million dollars a season.

The quoted source would have said: "The negotiations did not last long as for Ronaldo. He is a player at the end of his career, the agreement does not only concern football but will serve to increase the attractiveness of the Saudi kingdom." The country will host the soccer Asian Cup, the summer and winter Asian Games in the coming years, but it also wants the soccer World Cup.

PSG limited themselves to remembering that the Argentine forward's contract will expire on June 30th. However, Jorge, the father-manager of the Argentine champion denied everything, talking about fake news via social media: "There is absolutely nothing agreed with any club for 2023-24.

We will decide at the end of the season. Nothing has been signed, nor have any agreements been made. It's just fake news using Leo's name."

Will Lionel Messi really go to Sudita Arabia?

It would have been the next landing at Al-Hilal, the reason for Messi's trip to Riyadh.

The trip had angered PSG, so much so that the Parisian club sanctioned Rosario's ace with a suspension of a couple of weeks, even if the pardon and consequent reinstatement of the Argentine ace in the team came. In Saudi Arabia Messi could find his all-time "enemy", Cristiano Ronaldo who is experiencing a difficult moment with Al Nassr despite a contract until 2025 and a role in turn as a testimonial for the country's candidacy for the 2030 World Cup We are at the end of the season, the truth is almost there.

Al-Hilal, one of the most prestigious clubs in the Saudi league, in order to convince Messi to move there once his relationship with PSG has ended, is ready to offer essential economic conditions: a multi-year contract worth 400 million euros season the prospect of being joined in Arabia by great friends and former teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

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