Lionel Messi reportedly offered record-breaking €400million contract by Al Hilal worth double Cristiano Ronaldo’s deal

Saudi League club Al-Hilal is desperate to secure seven times Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, as they have reportedly offered him a gigantic deal that will make the 35-year old Argentinian the highest paid soccer player ever.

According to a recent tweet by Fabrizio Romano, Al-Hilal have officially sent a bid to the 2022 World Cup Champion that has a salary worth well over €400 million a year. This offer is almost the double of what Cristiano Ronaldo currently earns at Al-Nassr, and given the huge sum of money involved, it is something that nobody in the world can ignore.

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Fabrizio Romano

Messi’s current contract with Paris Saint-Germain is expiring at the end of June, and it is currently unknown whether or not he will be extending it. Apparently, the Parisian fans booing Messi during home games caused a rift in contract negotiations with PSG.

The tweet further states that Lionel Messi is keen to keep playing in Europe. According to many speculations, Messi wants to challenge for his fifth Champions League title and therefore would like to opt for a side that has qualified for UCL soccer.

FC Barcelona are preparing an official bid to sign Lionel Messi

Recent rumors suggest that FC Barcelona is trying its best to bring the club legend back to Camp Nou. According to the same tweet by Fabrizio Romano, the Catalan side is now waiting on FFP to send an official bid for Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi’s achievements with Barcelona are nothing short of legendary. He joined the club’s youth academy when he was just 13 years old and went on to become a legendary football player. 

Lionel Messi

Messi led Barcelona to an unprecedented 35 major trophies during his illustrious career with the club, including 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa del Rey trophies, and 4 UEFA Champions League titles.

Messi’s contributions to Barcelona’s success are immeasurable. His incredible dribbling skills, lightning speed, and pinpoint accuracy helped him score 672 goals in 778 career games for Barcelona, making him the club’s all-time leading scorer. 

Lionel Messi

But Messi wasn’t just a goal-scoring machine. He was also a creative force, providing countless assists to his teammates and orchestrating the team’s attacking play.

Fans worldwide expect the seven time Ballon d’Or winner to make a fairy tale return to Camp Nou. However, with such a blockbuster offer from Al-Hilal, it remains to be seen where arguably the greatest soccer player of all time will play next season.



Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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