Messi to sign for Al-Hilal, rival Ronaldo, and become the highest-paid player in football history
Jorge, Lionel Messi’s father, is said to be in Riyadh for some contract talks. He is believed to be in talks with Al-Hilal officials about whether or not his son can join the Saudi club.
Under the terms of the contract, Messi would get a whopping £245 million every year.
The 35-year-old forward current contract with PSG runs out in June, and Al-Hilal is thinking about trying to get him to move to the Middle East.
Mundo Deportivo says that they are willing to close the deal by giving him $300 million (about £245 million) a year. If it finally works, the transfer could make Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo compete against each other again on the field.
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Ronaldo’s contract with Al-Nassr, a team that plays against Al-Hilal, pays him the sum of £175 million every year. Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr last month.
If Messi agreed to Al-Hilal’s offer, he would not only make a lot more money than Ronaldo, but he would also get to play against his fierce rival again.