Spain’s said on the 12th (Korean time), “After Cristiano Ronaldo recently arrived in Saudi Arabia signing a contract with Al Nasr, the country’s next target is Messi. Saudi Arabia’s goal is to open its borders to the world and promote tourism. It’s about increasing it, and I’m trying to do that through sports.”
Saudi Arabia is planning to host international events as well as domestic leagues. The main goal is to jointly host the 2030 FIFA World Cup with Egypt and Greece. We need to increase our visibility in the league, and we are determined to achieve this by signing Ronaldo and Messi.
Al-Hilal is the biggest rival of Al-Nasr, who signed Ronaldo. As a result, he will not hesitate to offer a large sum of up to 300 million dollars (approximately 370.7 billion won) in annual salary to recruit Messi. Al Nasr pays Ronaldo 200 million euros (about 271 billion won) annually, which is about 100 billion won more than this.
If Messi enters Saudi Arabia, the two players who played El Clásico for FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in the past can play the derby again. Al Hilal and Al Nasr are based in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, so the match between the two teams is called the ‘Riyadh Derby’.
The contract period between Messi and his current team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is until June 30 this year. Messi is still nesting in the European big leagues, but there is a reason why transfer rumors are constantly being discussed. In addition, PSG will play a friendly against Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr all-star teams at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh on the 19th.
The relationship between Messi and Saudi Arabia is close. Messi is currently serving as the Saudi Travel Ambassador. “Messi wants you to explore and discover the inner world you could never have imagined,” read the Saudi Tourism website. 메이저놀이터