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.
🚨 Understand Al Hilal sent an official bid to Leo Messi: salary worth more than €400m/year.
◉ Leo’s absolute priority: continue in Europe.
◉ Barcelona, waiting on FFP to send bid and open talks.
◉ PSG bid, not accepted at this stage as Messi wanted sporting guarantees. pic.twitter.com/FVTDGs4eQV
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 4, 2023
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:
🚨🇦🇷 Leo Messi was booed by the Parc des Princes when the PSG XI was announced. pic.twitter.com/ZGAPWNqpjD
— EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) April 2, 2023
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.