To secure the services of Lionel Messi, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, the Saudi club Al-Hilal would have made him an exceptional offer.
At the end of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain next June, Lionel Messi has still not decided on his future. Strongly associated with a return to FC Barcelona in recent months, the Argentinian international would ultimately not be against the idea of continuing the adventure within the Ile-de-France club, to which he would have transmitted his salary demands. The seven-time Ballon d’Or would claim no less than 37 million euros gross to extend his stay in Paris.
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400 M€… per year!
And if we believe the Parisian, the new salary claims of the captain of Argentina would be directly linked, on the one hand to a “pharaonic offer from Saudi Arabia”, more precisely from the Al-Hilal club, the historic rival of Al-Nassr, where Cristiano Ronaldo has been playing since last January. On the other hand, because of his status as world champion, acquired after the final won with Albiceleste against France (3-3, tab 4-2).
To convince the Pulga, the most successful club in the Saudi Pro League (first division of Saudi Arabia) would have offered him a contract of 400 million euros per season. Enough to allow the native of Rosario to regain the lead in the ranking of the highest paid players in the world, ahead of CR7 and his €400 million contract over two and a half years.