The president of Al-Hilal, Fahad Bin Saad Bin Nafel, has given a major hint about the potential move of Lionel Messi to Saudi Arabia.
- Al-Hilal president makes major hint
- Messi open to Saudi Arabian transfer
- Barcelona doing what they can for Messi
What is the news?
Rumours of a potential transfer of Lionel Messi to Saudi Arabia have been intensifying over the past few weeks. And now the Al-Hilal president has made a major hint on a potential deal while he was interviewed. The Argentinian has been long linked to Al-Hilal, who reportedly made Messi an offer worth 400 million euros per season. Two weeks ago, Messi and his family made a trip to Saudi Arabia for ‘ambassadorial’ purposes, but it was also believed Messi traveled to the Middle-East to talk with representatives of Al-Hilal about a possible move.
What did he say about Messi?
Reporters at the club were keen on an update regarding to the potential deal, but the president remained silent, whilst claiming that nothing will be announced before anything would be made official: “Don’t ask me about Messi, I won’t give any news. If something official comes out you will find it in the press.” With that last comment it is believed that Al-Hilal are really negotiating with Messi and that the forward could potentially move to Saudi Arabia.
Messi’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire next month and it is pretty clear at the moment that the forward will be leaving the Ligue 1 giants after spending two seasons. FC Barcelona are still seriously interested in re-signing Messi and the club is doing everything it can to make it possible. However, with an offer worth 400 million-per-year on the table, Barcelona might be working on the impossible.