Renato Cardenas C.
of the future of Lionel Messi much has been said in recent days. And it is that after the elimination of the PSG of the Champions League, everything indicates that the Argentine will not continue playing in the Parque de los Príncipes and is already studying alternatives for next season. In this line, a proposal that is already on the table of the Rosario genius and his environment goes through Al Hilal. As reported by El Chiringuito, the soccer player and his father, who also acts as his representative, Jorge Messi, they asked the Saudi Arabian team for 600 million euros to sign. However, it is an amount that the club cannot assume.
As much as it is the richest club in the Saudi League, Al Hilal cannot pay the 600 ‘kilos’ that the Messi clan asks for. However, always according to the aforementioned source, he is in the capacity to assume a salary of 350 million euros per season. That is the counter offer that would have reached the crack of PSG.
Thus, Peruvian André Carrillo’s Al Hilal wants to convince Messi to leave elite football with a large salary. Such an amount of money would make him the highest paid in the world, a title that currently belongs to his archrival: Cristiano Ronaldo, with 200 million per season.
The financing would not come from the coffers of the Arab club, but from the Saudi State, which would provide a large part of the money as it did with Cristiano. The bet is clear: promote soccer in the Gulf, attract the largest number of sponsors, attract new spectators, encourage its population to practice the sport and close with a candidacy for the 2030 World Cup.
One piece of information that can make Arabs excited about having another star in their league is that Messi already has business in Arabia. Rosario’s genius acts as an ‘ambassador’ in the Middle East and his image appears on the official tourism site promoting different places of interest.
Sport Lionel Messi’s father in Saudi Arabia
Amid rumors linking Lionel to Al Hilal, Jorge Messi was photographed in a hotel in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, along with two people close to royalty. The visit points to a strictly commercial theme. In addition, it is expected that he will meet with the Minister of Sports to analyze a project for nursery schools.
It should be remembered that Lionel Messi has a contract with PSG until June 30 of this year. At the moment, the negotiations seem to be stalled after the European elimination of the Parisian team. Barcelona and Inter Miami also appear on the table of the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
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