Al-Hilal Offers Lionel Messi Over $400 Million Per Year That Could Potentially Set Up Glorious Rivalry With Ronaldo

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No! Lionel Messi is supposed to come to Inter Miami!

Lionel Messi, who is considered one of soccer’s greatest, received an absolute monster of an offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal worth over €400 million ($438 million) per year, according to transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano and the Saudi Gazette.

Romano took to Twitter Tuesday to report the news, stating that Al-Hilal have already sent the 2022 FIFA World Cup champion an official proposal. Just hours prior, the Saudi Gazette reported the offer, citing “well-informed sources.”

This also comes after a report from Mundo Deportivo as well, who shed light on the news that Al-Hilal were planning on a $350 million package in January to throw at Messi.

Messi, who is a seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, is currently signed to Paris Saint-German, but becomes an official free agent when the PSG two-year deal expires June 30.

If Messi ends up leaving Paris Saint-German, you can’t blame him considering this is the treatment that he’s getting from the fans:

Seriously, how do you boo Messi? Are they still mad about the World Cup or something (he beat France)?

I don’t blame Messi, no matter how much swagger I think the Paris Saint-Germain brand has. My only complaint comes in the form of Barcelona … They had to make an offer now when Inter Miami is close to completing a deal to bring him to South Beach?

Yeah, they just had to. And that is extraordinarily frustrating as someone who desperately wants Messi in Miami. (RELATED: Nashville Predators’ Forward Matt Duchene’s Finger Gets Sliced Off In Middle Of Game Against Toronto Maple Leafs)

I love how the Saudis are going all out though, spending insane amounts of money to try and get the Kingdom’s edition of a Messi vs. Ronaldo rivalry going. And I’d love to see it too, to be honest.

But let’s keep it even more real … if you’re Messi, you’re not going to Saudi Arabia. Not with his options.