Manager of Al Hilal on Lionel Messi rumors
Following Lionel Messi’s two-week suspension following an unplanned trip to Saudi Arabia. It appears the attacker will leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, raising many questions about what the Argentine’s future may hold.
Barcelona is in the lead in the race to sign former star, who reportedly wants to return to Camp Nou.
Messi might have to choose the other option, though, if the team’s finances continue to deteriorate. Saudi Arabia enters the fight at this point.
Messi has reportedly received a huge €400 million contract offer, and Al-Hilal in particular has emerged as a possible destination. Ramon Diaz, the manager of Al-Hilal, offered his opinion on Messi’s return amid recent links. Speculating that more information might surface in the summer.
“Now that we have a final, our attention is on the game. We’ll see what happens after the final, said Diaz.
The AFC Champions League matchup between Urawa Reds and Al-Hilal, which just ended, was mentioned by the Al-Hilal coach. Unfortunately, the match ended in a 2-1 aggregate loss for the Saudi giants.
The Argentine’s addition to the team, however, could go a long way in giving that team that little extra push needed to help them dominate Asian club football, so Al-Hilal will be eager to sign Messi.
It is well known that the Saudi League is working diligently to transform into one of Asia’s most alluring leagues. The first step was earlier this year, when they signed Cristiano Ronaldo, and their upcoming project, is to sign Messi.
Everything indicates that if Messi moves to Saudi Arabia this summer. Al-Hilal will be given the chance to sign him because the league wants to highlight the rivalry between him and Ronaldo.