Al-Hilal manager Ramon Diaz has not ruled out that his club would be trying to sign Lionel Messi once his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the season.
What is the news?
Following the decision to suspend Messi for two weeks, it looks almost certain that the forward will be leaving PSG at the end of his contract this summer. Rumours about a possible destination for Messi have been growing rapidly, with FC Barcelona being the most likely and most favoured destination for the forward. However, the Spanish club can’t sign Messi unless they make major financial cuts, leaving the possibility that the forward won’t be returning to the club after all. Another club that has emerged as a candidate is Saudi Arabian powerhouse Al-Hilal, who have reportedly offered Messi a smashing 400 million euros per season wage.
What did Diaz say on Messi?
Amid the rumours on a possible transfer, Diaz was asked on his opinion of a possible move for Messi to Al-Hilal and the manager refused to rule out anything for the foreseeable future. “Now we are focused on the game, we have a final. And after the final, we’ll see what happens,” Diaz said. Al-Hilal referred with his comments to the AFC Champions League match against Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds, which was lost 2-1 on aggregate.
Saudi Arabia has the ambition to become the biggest and best league in Asia and the wealthy sheikhs are prepared to invest an extreme amount of money. Firstly Al-Nassr managed to sign Cristiano Ronaldo in January and the next step for Saudi Arabian football would be to sign Messi. The Arabian nation is hoping that Messi will be joining Al-Hilal as they have massive plans to promote the rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo.