Recently, Lionel Messi’s representative confirmed that the 35-year-old superstar has agreed to join the Al Hilal club in the Arab world with the highest salary in the world.
After the controversy surrounding his trip to the Arab world that led to PSG’s punishment, there have been many rumors that Messi will leave PSG at the end of the season. This has led to speculation about the next destination of the Argentine superstar.
Just yesterday, on May 9th, the world’s leading news agency, AFP, even confirmed that Messi has completed the agreement to move to play in Saudi Arabia after his contract with PSG expires.
Accordingly, El Pulga is said to have agreed to join the Al Hilal club in the Saudi Pro League – where Cristiano Ronaldo is also playing for Al Nassr. To persuade M10, the team has committed to paying a salary of up to 300 million euros per year, according to a two-season contract.
This figure will make Messi the highest-paid player in the world, breaking Ronaldo’s record of 200 million euros per year when he joined Al Nassr earlier this year.
However, later that evening, Messi’s representatives spoke out to refute the information released by AFP and other sources. The official statement from Jorge Messi, the 35-year-old superstar’s father and legal representative, read as follows:
“There is absolutely no agreement with any club for the coming season. We will only decide after the current season is over.
Nothing has been signed, agreed upon, or even verbally agreed upon. It’s all just fake rumors taking advantage of Leo Messi’s name.” Jorge Messi posted this message on his personal page.
Earlier, GOAL had also verified that Messi had not agreed to join Al Hilal or any other club, as rumored. The World Cup 2022 champion is only focused on completing the season at PSG with the Ligue 1 championship. After that, a decision about his next destination will be made.
The World Cup 2022 champion himself has sparked speculation about his future intentions after turning down a contract extension with Ligue 1 giants, PSG. When the deal expires at the end of this season, Messi transfer fee will be free.
Messi has just returned to training with his teammates after PSG reduced his two-week suspension for traveling to Saudi Arabia without the club’s permission. PSG publicly announced this when they posted a picture of the Argentine star training at Camp des Loges on social media with the message: “Messi has returned to training.”
Earlier, Messi apologized for his actions. Therefore, the owner of 7 Ballon d’Or awards may return from the match against Ajaccio in the 35th round of Ligue 1 at Parc des Princes on May 13th.
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