Lionel Messi’s reported £522m move to Saudi Arabia is set to reignite his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, much to the excitement of football fans.
According to recent reports from France, Lionel Messi’s transfer to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia is said to be almost finalized. Earlier, there were concerns that the deal might not materialize due to objections from Messi’s wife.
However, it appears that the football star has managed to convince his spouse and is ready to accept the lucrative offer, which will make him richer than Cristiano Ronaldo, the former Manchester United striker.
Previously, Pulse Sports had reported on the possible obstacles to Messi’s move, but the latest news suggests that the Argentine has successfully overcome those hurdles.
As per a Dailymail article citing AFP, a reliable source familiar with the negotiations revealed that Lionel Messi will be joining the Saudi Arabian League for the upcoming season. The undisclosed source also stated that the transfer is significant and has already been finalized.
In the meantime, the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) player returned to training alongside his teammates after receiving a suspension for an unsanctioned trip to Saudi Arabia.
The suspension resulted from his absence during PSG’s game against Troyes, as he was penalized with a fine and two weeks suspension by the club.
The team officially announced the return of Lionel Messi to the training ground, and photos of him training with his fellow players were also shared.
Messi Denies the Rumors, and says, There’s Absolutely NOTHING!
🚨🔴 Jorge Messi official statement.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 9, 2023
“There’s absolutely NOTHING agreed with any club for next season. We will decide at the end of the season”.
“Nothing is signed, agreed or verbally agreed. Only fake news using Leo’s name”. pic.twitter.com/eJQOsBerGp
Lionel Messi has denied all rumors regarding his potential move to Saudi Arabia and stated that he will make a decision regarding his future only after the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Messi’s contract with PSG is set to expire on June 30, 2023, and until then, he remains committed to the club and focused on helping them achieve their goals.