Lionel Messi’s father in Saudi Arabia sparks Al Hilal’s blockbuster £194M-a-season transfer rumor to reignite epic rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo

Jorge Messi, Lionel Messi’s father, and agent has caused a major transfer rumor in Saudi Arabia after being seen in a hotel with two men with ties to the royal family. Jorge is reportedly trying to find Lionel Messi a new club now that his contract with Paris Saint Germain is expiring soon.

According to reports, Al Hilal is preparing to make a blockbuster £194 million per season offer for the Argentine superstar to reignite his epic rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo. The news has sent shockwaves throughout the football world, with many wondering if Messi could be on his way to the Saudi Arabian League.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

This transfer will be huge for Al Hilal. The club has already signed several high-profile players in recent years, including French striker Bafetimbi Gomis, Brazilian forward Carlos Eduardo, and Italian midfielder Sebastian Giovinco. But if they could sign Messi, that would be a game-changer for the club. 

With Ronaldo now playing for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Arabian League, a reunion between Messi and his longtime rival would be of epic proportions if the move were to go through. The two players have met many times in La Liga and the Champions League, and their rivalry has become one of the most famous in soccer.

Will Al Hilal be able to sign Lionel Messi?

Al Hilal currently does not have access to the transfer market, as they are currently serving a ban. The punishment was issued because Al-Hilal re-signed Mohamed Kanno despite an existing agreement that called for him to join Al Nassr.

A lift on the ban is imminent this summer, however, and the reigning Saudi League champions will no doubt be doing everything in their power to sign the 2022 World Cup victor when that time comes.

Given the financial implications, it is unclear if Al-Hilal will be able to complete such a massive transfer. However, the club’s owners have a reputation for being extremely forward-thinking and willing to invest heavily in the club if doing so will help them compete on a global scale.

Lionel Messi

Should Messi decide to relocate to Saudi Arabia, the Saudi League would greatly benefit from the revival of the rivalry between two of the most famous players in the world. There is always a chance of this happening, especially after Jorge Messi’s recent sightings in Riyadh.

Do you think Al Hilal will be able to persuade Messi? Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments.

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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