Lionel Messi (36, Argentina), the best soccer player in his career, is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in France and head for Saudi Arabia.
AFP reported on the 9th (Korean time), citing a source, that “Messi has completed his transfer to Saudi Arabia. Messi’s two-year contract with PSG will be completed next month.”
The destination has not yet been confirmed, but it is known that a megaton deal has been concluded, such as Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Portugal), who joined Al Nasr in January.
According to local media, Ronaldo signed a contract worth 270 billion won a year with Al Nasr in January.
Messi, who made a surprise transfer to PSG from Barcelona (Spain) in the 2021-22 season, seems highly likely to transfer this summer.
Originally, after the 2022-23 season, a one-year renewal seemed likely, but as the club recently imposed a disciplinary suspension on Messi, who went to Saudi Arabia without permission from training, the evaluation that both sides have crossed the river of no return is dominant.
In the end, Messi seems to have chosen to break up with PSG. Spain’s ‘Marka’ recently reported that Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal club had offered Messi close to $600 million (about 800 billion won).
On the other hand, if Messi joins Saudi Arabia, the ‘Meho War’ with Ronaldo is expected to be concluded in the Middle East. Ronaldo, who joined Al Nasr in January, has recorded 12 goals and 2 assists so far in the Saudi league.
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If the transfer is successful, the primary concern is Messi’s salary. In Europe, Messi’s salary is evaluated as certain to exceed Ronaldo’s.
The Telegraph reported that “Messi started discussing a huge contract worth $400 million a year (about 529.6 billion won) before joining Al Hela,” and Eurosport said, “No matter what contract, Messi is the highest-paid football player in history. I will become a player,” he said.