According to AFP, Lionel Messi has accepted an eye-catchingly lucrative contract from Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal.
The World Cup winner contract expires at the end of June following a fallout with the Parisian side. He was suspended by PSG last week after taking an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia, where he is a tourism ambassador.
Messi has since apologised to the club and has begun training by himself, but his bridges are burned and a fresh start awaits him this summer. He has plenty of offers on the table, with former club Barcelona, MLS side Inter Miami and Al-Hilal all vying for his services.
According to a Saudi source, who is close to the negotiations, told the French press agency that the contract Messi will sign is “huge“. On Monday, L’Equipe reported that the 2022 World Cup winner with Argentina had an offer from the Gulf state, and the move was even discussed during his unauthorised trip to the country last week.
The 35-year-old is set to earn a record-breaking salary, which has been estimated at between €500m and €600m. However, the former Barceolona man was reportedly still prioritising any offers that might come from Europe, as he wants to keep playing at the highest level until the 2024 Copa América.
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