According to reports coming from VANGUARD, Lionel Messi could be the latest star to move to the Middle East after the Saudi Arabia government tabled a 400 million dollars annual contract for the Argentine to play in the country’s Pro League.
The report has it that the deal, which is being negotiated by Lionel Messi's father, would far surpass the more than 200 million dollar deal the Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo signed to play in Saudi Arabia until the summer of 2025.
In the report, Messi was suspended on Tuesday by his current club Paris Saint-Germain, PSG, for 2 weeks after traveling to Saudi Arabia without the approval of the organization.
The report claims that the World Cup winner had formerly agreed to a deal in principle to stay with the Ligue 1 giants, but following the disciplinary action, he will not renew his contract.
VANGUARD report adds that the signing is the latest move by Saudi Arabia to overturn the world of professional sports.
The report further adds that with the signing of the former Manchester United star, Ronaldo, the country has funded the LIV Golf league and its sovereign wealth fund purchased Premier League club Newcastle United.
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