Lionel Messi ‘wanted by two Saudi clubs in £306M-A-YEAR transfer’ that would see him reignite Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry
LIONEL MESSI is reportedly wanted by TWO clubs in Saudi Arabia – which would see him reignite his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo.
It’s claimed they are even willing to pay the World Cup winner a staggering £306MILLION-A-YEAR.
Ronaldo penned a £173m-a-yeal deal when signing for Al-Nassr last month.
It saw him become the highest-paid sportsperson of all time, although Messi could have eyes on breaking that record.
Reports in the week claimed Al-Nassr’s rivals, Al-Hilal, were willing to pay Messi up to £245m-a-year to join them.
But now Marca say he could be offered as much as £306m-a-year.
That is a whopping £133m-a-year MORE than what Ronaldo will earn at Al-Nassr.
It also works out at a mind-boggling £5.9m-a-week.
Marca claim Al-Hilal are still interested in the Paris Saint-Germain forward, while Al-Ittihad have also joined the race for his signature.
The Saudi Pro League is targeting a number of other high-profile signings following Ronaldo’s arrival.
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Riyadh based sides Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr are big rivals, so a Messi move to Al-Hilal would once again ignite his legendary rivalry with Ronaldo.
Further reports in the week claimed Messi’s dad, Jorge, had been spotted in Saudi Arabia, although The New Arab could not verify this.
Messi is out of contract at PSG at the end of the season.
However, there are suggestions he has a “verbal agreement” with the Ligue 1 champions to extend his stay past the summer.
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