Will Lionel Messi really go to Saudi Arabia?
The news of Messi’s trip to Saudi Arabia has been reported once again. This time, it is specific enough to come out until the announcement date. On the 3rd (Korean time), Spain’s Sport reported that “Al-Hilal wants to announce the signing of Messi on the 6th.” He continued, “If Al-Hilal receives final approval from the player, he will make an announcement on the 6th,” adding, “Al-Hilal wants to create a global sensation through this and promote Saudi Arabia to the world.” The conditions are literally at the level of making a sound. His annual salary is 400 million euros, or about 560 billion won. Twice that of Cristiano Ronaldo. Sport: ‘Al-Hilal offered Messi 400 million euros per season. They have presented all means, and only Messi’s OK sign is left,’ he said.메이저놀이터
Messi has recently been confirmed to leave Paris Saint-Germain. It was a ‘director’s official’. Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier made a surprise remark at a press conference ahead of the final match in the French Ligue 1 of the 2022-2023 season against Clermont held at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 2nd. He declared it to be Messi’s last match. “I have had the privilege of coaching one of the greatest players in the history of football. This match will be Messi’s last match at the Parc des Princes. I wish him the warmest welcome.”
With this, Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s companionship has definitely ended. Messi’s contract expires this summer. Messi left Barcelona in the summer of 2021 and wore a Paris Saint-Germain uniform as a free agent. Messi rose to the GOAT ranks by winning the World Cup in Qatar, but he did not show up as expected at Paris Saint-Germain. Paris Saint-Germain failed to win the European Champions League despite having a great trio of Messi-Kylian Mbappe-Neymar. Nevertheless, Paris Saint-Germain wanted to renew the contract with Messi. However, Messi went out with a lukewarm attitude, and to make matters worse, he crossed the river of no return. Messi, a public relations ambassador for the Saudi Tourism Board, went to Saudi Riyadh without permission from the club. Angry Paris Saint-Germain issued a two-week suspension. He was not allowed to participate in team training and even received a fine. Messi protested that he had obtained the club’s consent, but fans protested in front of the club and showed dissatisfaction with Messi. Messi eventually apologized through his social media.
In the meantime, a surprising report came out. On the 9th, AFP reported urgently that ‘Messi has signed a blockbuster contract with the Saudi club’. An official said, “Messi’s contract has been completed. From next season, Messi will play in the Saudi league.” To the world’s astonishment, Messi’s father quickly denied the report. Jorge said in his statement: “We have absolutely no contracts with any club for next year. A decision will not be made until Lionel has finished his season at Paris Saint-Germain.” “There have always been rumors and a lot of people use Lionel’s name to gain notoriety, but there is only one truth,” he said. did.
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Rumors of a trip to Saudi Arabia have subsided, and the prospect that Messi will eventually return to Barcelona has been convincing. Messi’s heart is still Barcelona. Messi missed Barcelona even while playing for Paris Saint-Germain. Messi is a one-club man from Barcelona youth, full of Barcelona DNA to the bone. Retirement at Barcelona could be the most beautiful finish for GOAT Messi. Despite Barcelona’s will, however, financial difficulties are another matter. It is difficult for Barcelona to match the amount Messi wants. Messi has had talks with Barcelona before, but the reason why he couldn’t come to a conclusion is because of money. Barcelona, struggling with finances, can only spend 14 million euros a year on Messi.
Barcelona was active. Coach Xabi Hernandez asked President Juan Laporta to “bring Messi”. Director Xavi made it clear that he intends to return to Messi through a recent interview. “If Messi comes back, he will definitely help us achieve the goals we want to achieve. I have no doubts about that,” he said. He is a leader. Messi is still hungry for championships.” Finally, Xavi said: “I can’t get inside his head, but I’ve been very clear about my relationship with him. We have an open door. If Messi comes, he can help us. It’s entirely up to Messi. There is. It is purely his choice.”
But there was no specific movement. Recently, there was a story that David Beckham has joined hands with Inter Miami, which is owned by David Beckham, who wants to recruit Messi. The format of signing from Inter Miami and leasing to Barcelona was discussed. Nothing was decided. ESPN said, ‘Messi’s first priority is to return to Barcelona. “Messi wants Barcelona to resolve the situation within days.” Mundo Deportivo said: ‘There is no offer from Barcelona for Messi, but Messi wants a decision within days’. Barcelona’s movement was important, but it seemed that it could not meet Messi’s needs at all. Sport said: ‘Barcelona want Messi, but are in no position to make a formal offer for him. Time is passing,’ he said.
In the meantime, the Saudis still haven’t given up on Messi. Recently, Saudi Arabia, which has been at the center of the issue with Ronaldo, is showing an active movement to host the World Cup. Saudi Arabia took over Newcastle United of the English Premier League with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund at the forefront, and even embraced Ronaldo. Recently, he has been linked with Karim Benzema, Hugo Lloris, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos. Messi is the pinnacle of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, dubbed ‘Mr. Everything’, wants to raise his international status around sports. Once again, sovereign wealth funds have stepped in. AFP said, ‘Messi and Ronaldo are both funded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. It is Saudi Arabia, not the club, that is taking Messi.
For Messi, who is nearing the end of his playing career, Saudi’s offer is a huge temptation that is hard to refuse. French Foot Mercato even reported that “Messi wants to return to Barcelona, but looking at the information so far, it is likely that he will go to Saudi Arabia.” Transfer expert Romano also said, ‘The official offer is only Al-Hilal’. It is a fact that everything is flowing towards Al-Hilal. The fact that he set a specific time of 6 days was due to his confidence.