After Cristiano Ronaldo’s blockbuster move to Al Nassr that will earn him $200 million per year, Lionel Messi was offered almost twice the amount from Al Hilal that could earn the PSG talisman a whooping $350 million per year.
Saudi club Al Hilal is prepared to offer Lionel Messi a contract worth up to $350 MILLION per year, per @mundodeportivo.
Al Hilal's rivals: Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr. pic.twitter.com/T7vmypAA4C
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) January 13, 2023
Al Nassr was not the only club that appeared to be in the race to sign Ronaldo, Al Hilal did their best but failed to capture the Portuguese superstar and they took the matter into their own hands by bringing Messi to their side.
Messi is the center of everything in terms of future success lying on PSG and after a historic World Cup win as well as a glorious performance throughout the tournament, the Ligue 1 champion will definitely don’t want to lose their star player.
— Ligue 1 English (@Ligue1_ENG) January 12, 2023
Earlier, journalists asked Christophe Galtier, the PSG boss, about the possibility to tie Messi down to a contract extension and the Frenchman was optimistic about the future of the Argentine in the capital of France.
“There are talks ongoing, our board discussed with Messi about a new contract- I don’t know more” 🔴🔵🇦🇷
PSG head coach Galtier on Leo Messi new deal: “There are talks ongoing, our board discussed with Messi about new contract — I don’t know more” 🔴🔵🇦🇷 #PSG
“I see Leo very happy here in Paris, so then we will see his position about the club’s project”. pic.twitter.com/Ffke7dbfRk
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 10, 2023
“I see Leo very happy here in Paris, so then we will see his position about the club’s project”- Galtier told to reports.
From internal sources, rumors emerged as the Seven Time Ballon D’or winner is considering signing a new contract with PSG that will see him representing the club until 2025 and the magician is ready to accept the proposal from the club despite the lucrative offer from Al Hilal.
Messi seemed to be very happy at the PSG camp and he will be eyeing winning the UEFA Champions League with the French club as they desperately search for the trophy.
Messi and PSG will be playing against the Riyadh All-Star XI formed by the combination of Al Nassr and Al Hilal football clubs which includes his long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo.