The fury Cristiano Ronaldo from Saudi Arabia gives ideas to Al-Hilal, who dreams of paying Lionel Messi. The latter is at the end of his contract with PSG, but could above all take advantage of a colossal offer to better negotiate his future with Paris.
The timing is quite disconcerting, but Lionel Messi will travel with Paris SG to Saudi Arabia next week to play a gala match against a selection of the country’s two best clubs. On this occasion, he will face Cristiano Ronaldo, who has just signed with Al-Nassr, and will therefore be on the field for his first match, without it being officially in his new colors. An appointment that promises to be explosive since it will test the popularity of both Paris SG and its stars, but also of the new head of the Saudi championship with CR7.
Messi to respond to Cristiano Ronaldo and Al-Nassr
While waiting for Lionel Messi to join him to relive the Clasico there with Middle Eastern sauce. It is the sweet dream of the leaders of Al-Hilal, the big rival club of Al-Nassr, which intends to short-circuit the negotiations between Lionel Messi and PSG by recovering the Argentinian world champion this summer. Journalist very well informed about what is happening in the Arabian Peninsula, Ben Jacobs delivers valuable information for CBS. And in particular the fact that, at first, the discussions between Lionel Messi and Paris SG are not that close to an agreement, and that no imminent announcement of an extension should be made. The new contract covers an additional year and an optional season, proof of Nasser Al-Khelaïfi’s desire to commit to the long term with La Pulga.
But after offering a golden bridge to Cristiano Ronaldo, Saudi Arabia intends not to leave Lionel Messi on the straw. Al-Hilal is considering making a colossal offer, even higher than that reserved for the Portuguese. It must be said that the Argentinian has more Ballons d’Or than his historic rival, and he is the reigning world champion. The idea for Al-Hilal is also to point all the spotlights towards the Kingdom, always with the aim of a candidacy for the 2030 World Cup. On this subject, Lionel Messi should not be difficult to convince, him who is already an ambassador for the Saudi tourist office, for a contract whose amount has not been revealed.
Messi can blackmail PSG
For the moment, no concrete offer has been made to Lionel Messi, but Al-Hilal has the right to do so in any case since the Argentinian has entered the last six months of his contract with PSG. On the side of Al-Hilal, we know that the mission will be complicated, because Lionel Messi is still at a very good level, and going to a minor championship is not necessarily relevant. But the discussions with Paris will therefore be followed. Especially since the journalist specifies that any offers from the Riyadh club will be watched closely, if only to make it easier to raise the stakes with PSG in the negotiations. Proof that Lionel Messi should be the big winner of this lust from Saudi Arabia anyway.