“We would like to have him” Saudi football chief reacts to talk of Lionel Messi being reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo amid $300M transfer deal

Cristiano Ronaldo has shown a path to the Saudi Arabian clubs to snatch the biggest superstars into their league following his mega-deal with Al Nassr FC and reports suggested that Lionel Messi could be on his way to the Middle East.

Al Hilal expressed their desire to sign the World Cup winner into their side after they failed to grab the Ronaldo deal and the direct rivals of Al Nassr FC are ready to offer Messi almost $300 million per season which is way more significant than Ronaldo’s wage.

Ibrahim Alkassim is Saudi Arabian Football Chief and has great respect for the little magician while desiring to have him in their league one day.

“At the moment we do not know anything about a possible Lionel Messi arrival. Although I do not hide that, as Saudi Federation, we would like to have him one day in the domestic league.”- Alkassim told to Marca.

“The idea of the Federation is always to improve our football, and of course, we would like to see Cristiano and Messi in the same league again, but the truth is that we don’t know anything now.”- Saudi football chief further added.

Lionel Messi has six months left in his contract with PSG and there has been no agreement reached between the club and the player as of now will certainly open up possibilities for Messi towards a move to the Arabian region.

However, PSG and the hierarchy are optimistic to tie down Messi into a contract that will knot the seven-time Ballon D’or winner into their service for at least two more years.

Lionel Messi was literally unplayable at times during the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the French club is aware of his capabilities as they believe, the Argentine will lead them to the silverware in terms of their biggest dream of winning the UCL.

On the contrary, Al Hilal and Saudi authorities will leave no stone unturned to bag the best player on the planet into their league, but it will be interesting to see how they handle the situation.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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