Saudi Pro League club Al Hilal made an official bid to Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has reportedly been offered a £ 350 million per year to join Al Hilal SFC. The salary believed to be on offer from the Saudi outfit is more than double the contract of Al-Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo. According to Fabrizio Romano, the club are hoping to sign the Argentine World Cup winner after his contract expires at PSG this summer.

However, he did suggest that Messi, 35, would prefer to stay in Europe. He tweeted: “Understand Al Hilal sent an official bid to Leo Messi, salary worth more than €400m/year. Leo’s absolute priority: continue in Europe. Barcelona, waiting on FFP to send bid and open talks.

“PSG bid, not accepted at this stage as Messi wanted sporting guarantees.” Messi is believed to be on his way out of PSG and was even booed by the club’s supporters during the game against Lyon.

The attitude towards him came after PSG were hit with FFP sanctions last year and were fined £8.6million, while £56.3m is on the line depending on the club’s future compliance with the rules. The massive contract is worth more than double the £173m-per-year former Man United star Ronaldo, 38, is earning at Al-Nassr.

The Portuguese forward made the move to the middle east after his contract was ripped up at Old Trafford following his interview with Piers Morgan.

While Messi is three years younger than Ronaldo he may believe that he can still produce at the top of European football for a few more season. Messi has also been linked with a move to the MLS with Inter Miami interested in bringing him to America.

Source: News365

In other news – Lionel Messi is likely to leave PSG at the end of the season

Lionel Messi is much more likely to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season than sign a new deal, a source close to the club told AFP on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi

The dynamics have completely changed with PSG less pushing to renew (his contract),” the source said, adding that there was “no deal, no exit yet. But exit is much more likely.” World Cup winner Messi, who will turn 36 in June, joined in 2021 on a two-year deal which expires at the end of this campaign. Learn more

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