The transfer rumor that Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain) is heading to Saudi Arabia was a false rumor.

On the 14th (Korean time), the British media BBC quoted Spanish journalist Guillem Belag as saying, “The rumor that Messi is moving to Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) is unlikely to become a reality,” dismissing the transfer theory.

Previously, there was a rumor that Messi would play in the Saudi Arabia League next season. He said he would sign with Al-Hilal after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season.

Recently, Saudi Arabia has been attracting the attention of the football world. This is because Cristiano Ronaldo (38) organized his life in Europe and moved the team to Al Nasr. However, Messi is currently in a very different position than Ronaldo.

News actually broke out that Al-Hilal, another club in the Saudi league, had offered Messi a huge salary. Al Hilal is also Al Nasr’s biggest rival team.

Britain’s The Sun reported, “Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal wants Messi,” and “Al Hilal will offer Messi an annual salary of 245 million pounds (about 380 billion won).”

However, this does not appear to be the case. Reporter Belag insisted that it was fake news, saying, “It makes no sense that Al-Hilal would offer such conditions to Messi. It is an offer that does not actually exist.”

“Messi has decided to sit down at the negotiating table within a few weeks to renew his contract with PSG,” he continued. Messi’s contract with PSG expires this summer.

Of course, if Messi no longer performs well in Europe, a trip to Saudi Arabia could be made.

But Messi is still showing his best skills. In the last 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, it took a picture of the finish. He played as a starter in all 7 matches of the tournament and scored 7 goals and 3 assists, leading his country to victory. Messi received the Golden Ball, given to the best player in the World Cup.

Reporter Bellag emphasized, “Messi has bigger goals after winning the World Cup. He is still a Ballon d’Or candidate and is interested in playing in the UEFA Champions League.”


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