Lionel Messi (PSG) decided to take a different course from his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr), who left for the Middle East.
Guillem Balag of the British media BBC denied the possibility of Messi going to Saudi Arabia, which has recently become a hot topic, on the 14th (Korean time).
A number of media, including the Spanish media ‘Mundo Deportivo’, recently reported that “Al-Nasr’s rival club Al-Hilal is willing to offer an astronomical salary for Messi’s recruitment.”
Al Nasr, a member of Saudi Arabia’s first division league, received a lot of attention when they recruited world-famous star Ronaldo on the 31st of last month.
Since then, the news that Al-Hilal, who shares the same connection with Al-Nasr, has decided to face a local rival team through the recruitment of Messi, a competitor of Ronaldo, became a big topic.
Just in time, Messi’s contract with PSG expires on June 30, so he can move freely after that, and the media explains that “Al-Hilal is willing to pay an annual salary of 300 million euros (about 400 billion won) for the recruitment of Messi.” did.
Many fans were looking forward to the possibility that a Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo match might be held again in Saudi Arabia, but reporter Balag denied the report.
Reporter Balaag said, “The reports that Al-Hilal made an offer to Messi are not only nonsense, but also untrue.”
“Messi wants to stay in Europe because he is still interested in playing in the UEFA Champions League and winning the Ballon d’Or. Messi’s goal has grown even bigger after winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,” he added. 메이저사이트
Ronaldo terminated his contract with Manchester United in November last year and joined Al Nasr. He tried to sign for one of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, but ended up leaving for the Middle East after not getting a satisfactory offer.
However, as Messi performed his best in PSG and the World Cup this season, he emerged as a potential candidate for the 2024 Ballon d’Or, as well as receiving a contract offer from PSG and his home team Barcelona, the possibility of retiring in Europe became very high.