May 30, 09:58
Saudi club offer Messi record-breaking contract
According to Foot Mercato, the Riyadh-based club has offered Argentine striker Lionel Messi a two-year, €1.2 billion contract.
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According to the source, the father of footballer Jorge Messi, who is his agent, accepted the offer of the club from Riyadh, but the final decision on the transition remains with the player himself. If signed, Messi will become the highest paid athlete in history.
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According to the source, the Argentine is leaning towards the choice of the Saudi club. At the same time, it is noted that Messi is also waiting for a lucrative offer from Barcelona.
Messi joined PSG on a free transfer in the summer of 2021 after the expiration of his contract with Barcelona. The 35-year-old Argentine’s deal with PSG expires at the end of the season.
In early May, the Spanish television program El Chiringuito reported that Messi had agreed to a move to Saudi Al-Hilal, where he would earn $660 million a year. A source from the AFP agency called the transfer of Messi to the Saudi club a “decided issue”. However, L’Equipe noted that Messi’s wife Antonella Rokuzzo opposes moving to Saudi Arabia.
Messi has made 40 appearances this season, scoring 21 goals and making 20 assists. He won the Ligue 1 title and earned his 43rd career trophy, equaling that of former Barcelona and Brazil player Dani Alves.
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