Lionel Messi’s “agent father Jorge is said to be in Saudi Arabia to speak about his son at Al-Hilal”
Rumors are sweeping Saudi Arabia that Lionel Messi’s “agent father Jorge is in Riyadh to hold talks over a mind-blowing £245m deal for Al-Hilal”… a move that has renewed the on-pitch rivalry with Cristiano could spark Ronaldo
- Argentinian star Lionel Messi is out of contract with PSG at the end of the season
- Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal want to bring Messi to the Middle East
- They are willing to offer him £245million a year to join Al-Hilal
- This could allow Messi to renew his rivalry with Al-Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi’s father Jorge is rumored to be in Riyadh to hold talks with Al-Hilal over the possibility of his son joining the Saudi club, which would see the Argentinian star earn a staggering £245million a year.
Messi returned as a goalscorer for PSG in his first game since winning the World Cup last month on Wednesday, but his club future remains uncertain.
His contract with the French champions expires in June and it has emerged Al-Hilal is keen to bring him to Saudi Arabia.
Lionel Messi made his first appearance for PSG since winning the World Cup on Wednesday
The world champion has less than six months contract with PSG
Jorge Messi (right) is rumored to be in Riyadh to discuss the possibility of Messi joining Al-Hilal
They would be willing to pay him $300m a year (£245m) to get a deal through the line Mundo Deportivo.
Messi is believed to be open to the move, although recent reports claim he is close to extending his PSG deal until 2024.
Nasser Al-Attiyah, a relative of the Emir of Qatar, has continued fueled speculation that Messi will move to the Middle East after reportedly declaring: “Messi, his next club after leaving Paris Saint-Germain will be Saudi Arabia.
Al-Hilal are currently banned from adding players until the next transfer window but they want Messi to sign now before he joins the club in the summer.
As reported, Messi’s father has arrived in the Saudi capital to discuss the planned move The new Arabwhere Messi could renew his on-pitch rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi could renew his on-pitch rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo if he joins Al-Hilal
Ronaldo joined fellow Saudi club-mate Al-Nassr last month and will be paid £175million a year during his time at the club.
Should Messi accept Al-Hilal’s proposal, he would earn significantly more than Ronaldo and get a chance to play against his great rivals one more time.
Messi and Ronaldo competed between 2009 and 2018 when they played for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively when they established themselves as the top two players in the world.
Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nassr seemed to have signaled the end of their rivalry, but Messi could now follow him to Al-Nassr.
Messi would earn more than his big rival if he decided to accept Al-Hilal’s lucrative offer
Clashes between Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal are seen as Saudi’s equivalent of El Clasico and seeing Messi and Ronaldo on opposite sides would only add spice to the occasion.
Messi and Ronaldo could face off when PSG travel to Riyadh on January 19 to face off against an all-star XI featuring players from Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.
This could serve as a dress rehearsal for future meetings between the legendary pair if Messi decides to end his time in Europe to accept Al-Hilal’s lucrative offer.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11627373/Lionel-Messis-agent-dad-Jorge-rumoured-Saudi-Arabia-discuss-son-joining-Al-Hilal.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Lionel Messi’s “agent father Jorge is said to be in Saudi Arabia to speak about his son at Al-Hilal”