For 48 hours, rumors have made Lionel Messi a possible opponent of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Arabian championship. But on the PSG side, we are not too worried.
Although he still has an option to extend for a year with Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi still prefers to wait before making a decision about his future. Aged 35, the world champion knows many clubs still dream of him, but he knows above all that on the side of the Emir of Qatar Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been asked to extend the contract for the sevenfold Ballon d’Or. However, a few days after the formalization of the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo with Al-Nassr, with a gigantic contract of 200 million euros per year, several media spoke of an outbid by another Saudi club, Al Hilal, which would have offered 300 million euros per season to Lionel Messi, ten times more than what the Pulga earns at PSG. What necessarily make you think, even if the Argentine star no longer really needs that financially. However, there is a reversal in this operation.
PSG on pole to extend Lionel Messi
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This Saturday, Guillem Balague, journalist specializing in Spanish football for the BBC and close to the Messi clan, affirms that contrary to what rumors claim “there has been no offer from Al Hilal” transmitted to Lionel Messi and that the 300 million euros mentioned are pure fantasy. The expert repeats that whoever won the recent 2022 World Cup with Argentina will most likely refuse all offers and extend his commitment with Paris Saint-Germain. ” PSG and Lionel Messi have planned to hold a meeting in the coming weeks to finalize the agreement which will see him extend to Paris. For now, his motivation is to stay in Europe. He is a favorite to win the Ballon d’Or, PSG are still qualified for the Champions League, he has big goals after winning the World Cup. Not only would this offer make no sense, but it also does not exist. “says Guillem Balague. On the side of the fans of the Argentine star, we enjoy this, believing that Lionel Messi could not “ fall so low than Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the eternal rivalry between Lionel Messi and CR7, Pulga supporters were not really happy to see the latter possibly joining Saudi Arabia and its eternal rival, believing that the world champion deserved better than that. All this while the two stars should face each other on January 19 in a long-planned friendly match for which the Saudi organizers would have received nearly 2 million tickets. It will then be time for Lionel Messi to return to Ligue 1 and the Champions League, while Cristiano Ronaldo will discover the Saudi championship and the instructions of Rudi Garcia. Sacred discrepancy.