Lionel Messi of PSG has reportedly been offered £350million a year to join Al Hilal SFC after his contract expires in June.
The wages which has been offered by the Saudi Arabia club will double that which Al Nassr offered Cristiano Ronaldo which amounted to £173m-a-year.
As reported by sports guru Fabrizio Romano, the Saudi outfit are hoping to bring the Argentine World Cup winner after his contract ends with PSG.
The sports journalist however confirmed that Lionel Messi who is 35-years-old will like to remain in Europe despite such mouth-watering offers.
He wrote on Twitter that: “Understand Al Hilal sent an official bid to Leo Messi, salary worth more than €400m/year.”
“Leo’s absolute priority: continue in Europe.” Barcelona, waiting on FFP to send bid and open talks.”
“PSG bid, not accepted at this stage as Messi wanted sporting guarantees.”
Lionel Messi might likely leave PSG after a poor performance and because PSG fans often boo him whenever he doesn’t play as expected.
The anger towards him by the fans is growing after PSG were sanctioned and fine £8.6million last year while £56.3m is on the line depending on the club’s future compliance with the financial fair play rules.
The huge Saudi contract is said to be worth more than double of what Cristiano Ronaldo who is 38 years old earns currently at Al Nassr.
The former Manchester United star, is currently earning £173m-per-year at Al Nassr and the Portugal captain is enjoying life in Saudi Arabia
The 5 times Ballon D’Or winner moved to the Middle East after his contract was terminated at Old Trafford following his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
Lionel Messi who is three years younger than Ronaldo feels that he can still produce at the top of European football for a few more season, especially after his World Cup triumph.
The Saudi outfit are not the only club that wants Messi, MLS side Inter Miami is also one club interested in his signature.
Barcelona Wants Lionel Messi Back
The chances of Lionel Messi completing a sensational return to Barcelona are increasing on a daily basis.
The 35-year-old signed for PSG in the summer of 2021 due to Barcelona’s financial issues which made the club unable to negotiate a new contract with the Argentine. He left Barca after he has spent 21 years at the club.
Messi leaving Barcelona in 2021 stunned the football world as everyone thought he was going to end his career at the club.
Messi arrived Paris with the intention of giving the Ligue 1 giants Champions League success alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, but he has since been unable to achieve that feat.
The 10 times Ligue 1 Champions were knocked out of the 2022/23 Champions League to Bayern Munich at the round of 16 stage.
Lionel Messi’s contract ends in June although PSG have a 12-month option to extend the contract but that will only happens if Messi agrees to it.
PSG have reportedly attempted to negotiate fresh contract terms with the Argentine and his representatives led by his father.
PSG are believed to have been closing in on an agreement after his successful return from the World Cup. But that seems not to be the case currently.
While everyone is still in a limbo as to Lionel Messi’s next move, former teammate and Spanish defender, Pique feels that it will be catastrophic if he returns to Barcelona.
Thierry Henry, a former teammate, feel it will be a great move if Messi returns to Barcelona and end his football career in Spain.