In the past couple of months, football star Lionel Messi has been rumoured to leave Paris Saint-Germain. Over the weekend, the Argentinian played his final game in Paris with many speculating where he will go next.
Earlier last month, Messi was rumored to be a front runner in signing with the Saudi Arabian club, Al-Hilal. Following in the footsteps of fellow footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, fans are unsurprised by the move. Other reports indicated that Messi is still holding out to return to FC Barcelona. In a recent article from Forbes, thé 35-year-old player is slated to be released from his PSG contract by June 30. A statement from the club confirmed his departure after this season, “After two seasons in the French capital, Leo Messi’s adventure with Paris Saint-Germain will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2022–23 campaign.”
In regards to his next step, French publication FootMercato has reported that Messi has accepted a $1.3 billion USD deal with Al-Hilal and the club plans to make the announcement in June 6 for two seasons. Messi is allegedly being offered upwards of $375 to $642 million USD a year in different reports. If accurate and accepted, he would dethrone Ronaldo as the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes as reported by Forbes.
It remains to be seen where Messi will go following his contract with PSG.
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