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Lionel Messi is reportedly in negotiations to move to a top Saudi Arabia club for a staggering £320 million a year.
The 35-year-old is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain after the current campaign when his contract ends after two years with the club.
And the Argentine maestro is already opening talks over his future move, with Saudi Arabia being one of his potential destinations.
The Daily Telegraph claims that Messi and the Saudi government are in talks over a football contract that would set a world record.
For comparison, Cristiano Ronaldo’s mega-deal with Al Nassr, which he signed until 2025, is worth nearly half at £175m-a-year, Talk Sport reports.
That would make Messi the highest-paid player in world football, and it is a deal that clubs in Europe could only dream of matching.
It might result in the Saudi Pro League featuring arguably the two best players the world has ever seen.
As the traditional rivals to Al Nassr, Al Hilal and Al Ittihad have been rumoured to sign Messi ahead of next campaign.
Ronaldo and Messi would square off, just as they did during their days with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Messi’s Saudi trip sparks PSG fury
Lionel Messi’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia has put the Argentine superstar’s relationship with Paris Saint-Germain’s coach Christophe Galtier and Sporting director Luis Campos in murky waters, Sports Brief reported.
The 35-year-old forward had initially requested the permission of the two PSG senior officials to travel to Saudi Arabia, where he serves as an ambassador for their 2030 FIFA World Cup bid.