Leo Messi’s contract offer from Saudi Arabia is now €500 million, as Barcelona faces stiff competition for the Argentine’s signature.
Leo Messi’s contract offer from Saudi Arabia is now lifted to €500 million (£435 million/$541 million).
As his two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires, the Argentine superstar is considering his alternatives. His extension to those terms still pending at Parc des Princes. Leo, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is ready to leave if there won’t be any extension.
The mercurial 35-year-old is also in link with a return to Camp Nou. But he has also been widely in connection with a transfer to the Middle East.
Al-Hilal are showing interest in reuniting Messi with long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo in Riyadh, with Cadena Ser reporting that he has received a record-breaking offer that would see him earn half a billion dollars in only one season.
However, it has been said – by the founder of Mediapro, Jaume Roures – that Messi‘s priority is to return to Barcelona. According to reports, a decision on the South American’s future move will be made by the end of May.
Barcelona have confessed to holding conversations with Messi’s agents, with club president Joan Laporta pledging to do all in his power to get a spectacular agreement. But the club’s well-documented financial woes are making it tough to reach an agreement.