Messi Transfer News
Al Ittihad Football Club wanted to sign Lionel Messi in this summer’s transfer window. The Saudis wanted to recreate El Classico in the Arabian Peninsula. As per news reports from Marca and The Sun, Messi is ready for a $94 million yearly salary move to Al Ittihad Football Club.
Al Ittihad is currently ranked second on the Saudi Pro League chart. Messi’s archrival also plays in the Saudi Pro League for Al Nassr. Messi’s contract with PSG will end in the summer of 2023, and the player is reluctant to renew his contract with the club. He is considering all the options for his future and where he wants to play.
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The Paris Giants are very interested in signing Messi again, but close sources tell us he might switch clubs before he retires from football.
Many other options are open for the Argentina striker, and David Beckham’s Inter Miami team in the US league eagerly wanted to sign him. Fans also want him to return to FC Barcelona.
On the other hand, Al Ittihad plans to start talks with Messi’s management for a $94 million yearly salary if he is interested in playing in the Saudi Pro League.
According to a claim by journalist Joan Fontes, Al Ittihad club management is in talks with the Messi family to check his interest level and determine whether he wants to play in Saudi Arabia or not.
If this summer’s signing is successful, then fans will see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo face each other in matches.
The Saudi Pro League match is scheduled for March 9; if Messi joins the team before this date, both players can be seen playing in Saudi Arabia.
The contract that Al Ittihad offered Messi has a salary that is way less than that of Ronaldo, but the Sun reports that money is not a problem for Messi at this stage of his career. He is worth more than $650 million at the movement. The only thing that will shape Messi’s decision is where he wants to play next and enjoy football.
It is not wrong to say that Messi is one of the most successful players. He won more than 11 championships in his career. Moreover, Lionel Messi won the Qatar World Cup.
The only thing on which Messi is focusing at the moment is to win another league title or trophy rather than earn a lot of money.
If Messi joins the Saudi Pro League, it will be beneficial for the league as the viewership will go up. The league will gain global prominence, and he can play against Cristiano Ronaldo.
Recently, Lionel Messi was the winner of FIFA The Best Award 2022. He is on track to win more in the coming years.