It seems unlikely that Lionel Messi will go to Saudi Arabia.
Britain’s ‘The Sun’ said on the 12th (Korean time), “Saudi Arabia club Al Hilal intends to offer Messi an annual salary of 245 million pounds (approximately 371.1 billion won). If the contract is concluded, Messi will Nasr can surpass Cristiano Ronaldo, who receives an annual salary of 173 million pounds (about 262 billion won). Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) ends at the end of this season,” it was reported. ‘The Sun’ and many media outlets also reported the rumor of Messi’s transfer to Al-Hilal.
Messi, born in 1987 and in his mid-30s, is still the best soccer player in the world. It’s true that his overall destructive power is reduced compared to his prime, but it’s nonetheless an ability that puts him on par with other world-class fighters. He showed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He led the team to victory by holding the center of the faltering Argentina. He was recognized for his performance by receiving the Golden Ball, which corresponds to the tournament’s best player.
Having accomplished the task of winning the World Cup, Messi returned to PSG. Messi’s contract with PSG expires at the end of his season, but he has yet to renew it. This raised questions about Messi’s future. At that time he connected with al-Hilal. He was linked to Ronaldo’s Al-Nassrhaeng. Al Hilal is a team that has a rivalry with Al Nasr. It is also the most successful team in the Saudi Arabia League and the most successful Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).
When reports came out that he would give him a higher salary than Ronaldo, the public’s attention was focused. Guillermo Balague of the British public broadcaster ‘BBC’ insisted, “Messi is only looking at Europe. After the World Cup, he set a goal of winning the UCL. Al-Hilal has not made an offer and is unlikely to offer that salary.” to the Saudi Arabia league. 스포츠토토
Up to this point, an extension contract with PSG seems likely. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said in an interview after the World Cup, “We can keep Messi and Kylian Mbappe. We decided to talk about a contract with Messi after the World Cup.” PSG seem confident that they can catch Messi. There were also reports that Messi had agreed to a two-year contract extension with PSG before Al-Hilal transfer rumors surfaced.
If Messi remains at PSG, the ‘Meho Daejeon (Messi and Ronaldo confrontation)’ to be held in Saudi Arabia, which fans have been expecting, will fail.