Saudi Arabian government 'preparing huge offer' to sign Lionel Messi
Saudi Arabian government ‘preparing the biggest offer in football history’ to lure Lionel Messi to the Saudi Pro League when he leaves PSG… in a deal that would see him earn ‘nearly DOUBLE’ Cristiano Ronaldo
- Messi is set to leave PSG after being suspended for two weeks by the club
- He won’t be short of offers and the Saudi Pro League are looking to sign him
- He could earn £320million annually, nearly double Ronaldo’s £165million rate
The Saudi Arabian government is preparing a mega bid to lure Lionel Messi to the Saudi Pro League this summer, according to reports.
The forward is set to leave PSG at the end of the season, with his father, Jorge, reportedly informing French club of the decision a month ago.
It is unclear what his next destination will be, but the seven-time Ballon d’Or won’t be short of suitors as he decides his next move.
The news comes after Messi was suspended for two weeks by the club after making an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia.
And, according to the Telegraph, Saudi Arabia are hoping to persuade Messi to follow Cristiano Ronaldo to the Middle East with the most lucrative football deal of all time.
The Saudi Arabian government are preparing a mega bid to try and lure Lionel Messi to the country
Messi recently posed with his wife Antonella during photos in Saudi Arabia , where he had pre-arranged a visit
The World Cup winner signed a £25m-a-year deal with Saudi Arabia last year to become a tourism ambassador
It is suggested that Messi’s salary could be worth £320million a year, almost double the £165million salary Ronaldo is paid yearly at Al-Nassr, with the World Cup winner linked with Al-Hilal.
Talks are said to be underway with Messi and his father, who leads his group of representatives, ahead of a potential move after he becomes a free agent.
It is believed that Garry Cook, former Manchester City chief executive, will be involved in any potential deal. He was appointed as the Saudi Pro League’s CEO at the start of the year.
Messi recently posed with his wife Antonella during photos in Saudi Arabia, where he had pre-arranged a visit for one of his commercial commitments as an ambassador for tourism.
It was revealed that the forward is set to leave PSG in the summer following his suspension
His potential £320million deal would see him earn almost double what Cristiano Ronaldo picks up
The World Cup winner signed a £25m-a-year deal with Saudi Arabia last year to become a tourism ambassador.
While PSG players were scheduled to have a day off on Monday following their 3-1 loss to Lorient, Christophe Galtier called the squad in for training.
Messi was already on his way to Saudi Arabia, however, on the unauthorised trip, and could not turn back to attend and missed training.
PSG have been trying to extend his contract, but it is understood that now won’t happen and the race is on to secure his signature.
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