Saudi Arabian football club, Al Hilal wants to sign renowned football icon, Lionel Messi so as to rival Al Nassr, the football club Portuguese legend, Cristiano Ronaldo recently joined.
According to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, Al Nassr’s main competitors Al Hilal are looking to lure Ronaldo’s long term rival Messi to the club.
It was reported that Al Hilal are prepared to offer the Argentina legend a huge salary of no less than $300 million per year.
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The fact that Messi already has a relationship with Saudi Arabia could help Al Hilal’s bid to lure the superstar to the Middle East.
Messi is currently Saudi’s tourism ambassador. On the ‘Visit Saudi’ website, it read: “Lionel Messi wants you to unleash your inner emotion seeker and discover the unimaginable. Whether you travel to discover new things or old things.”
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Ronaldo could make his debut against Messi’s PSG side, who are due to travel to the Middle East to play a friendly match against a team made up of the best players from Al Nassr and Al Hilal.
Whilst manager Rudi Garcia has said that Ronaldo’s full Al Nassr debut could come on 22 January when they take on Al Ettifaq in the Saudi Professional League.