The day after the announcement of his departure from PSG and while FC Barcelona is more than ever in the ranks, the Saudi club does not want to waste time.
Senior executives of Saudi club Al-Hilal are in Paris on Sunday to try to secure a huge contract with Lionel Messi, whose departure from Paris SG has been announced, theAFP from two sources familiar with the talks. “There is a Saudi delegation with one goal: to return with Messi’s official agreement for the Saudi offerSaid one of these sources, adding that the emissaries planned to meet the father of the seven-time Ballon d’Or, Jorge Messi, who is also his agent. “We are in the final stage of the deal“Added another source, close to the negotiations:”If all goes well, Messi will sign his new contract and Al-Hilal will announce it before the end of the week».
On Saturday, the Parisian club formalized the departure of its 35-year-old star, whistled by supporters during his last appearance at the Parc des Princes, for a 3-2 defeat against Clermont, after two mixed seasons and far from expectations. prompted by his arrival.
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In recent days, some rumors also sent Lionel Messi to Barcelona, his home club, or to Inter Miami, the American club of David Beckham. Saudi Arabia has already managed to bring Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays at Al-Nassr, into its league, and would also be on the verge of recruiting Karim Benzema, Ballon d’Or 2022, from Al-Ittihad, who has just been announced. the departure of Real Madrid. The world’s largest exporter of crude oil, the country is increasingly relying on sport to diversify its economy and offer itself a better international image, tarnished by recurring accusations of human rights violations.
Messi, although a player of Paris SG, owned by Qatar, already has links with Saudi Arabia, of which he is officially a tourism ambassador.
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