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Messi to Reject Al Hilal Offer

Messi to Reject Al Hilal Offer

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Football fans were left stunned yesterday when news broke that Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal had offered a whopping €400 million per year contract to Lionel Messi. However, it has since been reported that the Argentine superstar has rejected the offer and is determined to continue playing in Europe.

Messi’s current contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the season, and he is yet to renew it, leading to speculation about his future. While Al Hilal was among the clubs interested in signing him, it seems that a move to Saudi Arabia was never really an option for Messi.

Attention on Al Hilal initially spiked when journalist Fabrizio Romano shared on his Twitter account that Jorge, Messi’s father, and agent, had visited the Saudi capital Riyadh. This post sparked rumors that the player wanted to play at the club level.

Messi’s Potential Plans

As one of the greatest footballers of all time, Messi has shown that he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level. It is no surprise, then, that he would want to continue playing in Europe where he can showcase his skills against the best in the world.

Considering that Messi had reportedly expressed a strong preference to continue his football career in Europe, particularly after his triumph in the World Cup with Argentina in Qatar in 2022.

However, this may not be a straightforward move given the club’s current financial situation.

Reports suggest that Messi is willing to take a significant pay cut to make the move happen, but it remains to be seen whether Barcelona can overcome their FFP issues and make it work.


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Reports on Barcelona

The director and vice president of the Barcelona club have recently dropped hints about Lionel Messi’s possible return to Camp Nou. They revealed that negotiations with the star player are ongoing and emphasized the love he still receives from the Barcelona faithful, despite currently playing in Paris.

According to another report, Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has opened up about the possibility of Lionel Messi returning to the club.

Xavi explained that several factors need to be considered before a decision is made. “We must see what the Financial Fair Play rules allow us to do. There are many things at stake but I think the most important factor will be Leo’s desire to come back here,” said Xavi. He also emphasized the importance of focusing on the current season and winning titles.

Barcelona has already won the Supercopa de Espana this season, which was their first trophy since Messi left. They now have a 12-point lead in the league with 12 games to go and are ahead 1-0 in their Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid.

Aside from talks with Barcelona, reports also say that PSG has been attempting to extend Messi’s contract. However, there are doubts about this idea since some of the club’s fans have reportedly been booing him due to their recent failures in the Champions League.

For now, Messi’s future remains uncertain, but one thing is clear – he is still one of the most sought-after players in world football and will undoubtedly have plenty of options to choose from come to the end of the season.


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