Is Lionel Messi Leaving PSG for Al-Hilal?
Reports have emerged that Lionel Messi, the Argentine football superstar, is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and transfer to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal. The league is said to be the arch-rival to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr team. While there has been no official confirmation from Messi or his current club, sources close to the deal have told AFP that negotiations are underway, with Messi expected to sign a “huge” deal.
Details of the Transfer
According to an anonymous source, “Messi is a done deal. He will play in Saudi Arabia next season. The contract is exceptional. It’s huge. We are just finalizing some small details.” It has been reported that the deal could be worth over $660 million USD per year, making it one of the biggest transfers in football history.
What Messi’s Agent Said
Messi’s father and agent, Jorge, took to Instagram earlier this week to debunk rumors about his son’s transfer. He stated that a decision would not be made until Messi’s contract with PSG has ended. Messi is currently under contract until June 30, and it remains to be seen where he will play after his contract ends.
Messi was recently suspended by PSG due to his unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia, where he is a tourism ambassador. It is unclear if this will have any impact on his potential transfer to Al-Hilal.
Where is Lionel Messi expected to transfer?
How much is the rumored deal worth?
The deal is rumored to be worth over $660 million USD per year.
What did Messi’s agent say about the transfer rumors?
Messi’s father and agent, Jorge, stated on Instagram that a decision would not be made until Messi’s contract with PSG has ended.
Why was Messi suspended by PSG?
Messi was suspended due to his unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia, where he is a tourism ambassador.
EDIT: Lionel Messi has debunked the news as reported by Fabrizio Romano:
🚨🔴 Jorge Messi official statement.
“There’s absolutely NOTHING agreed with any club for next season. We will decide at the end of the season”.
“Nothing is signed, agreed or verbally agreed. Only fake news using Leo’s name”. pic.twitter.com/eJQOsBerGp
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 9, 2023