Saudi Arabia knows how to convince Lionel Messi


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Absent during the victory (3-1) of PSG in Troyes, this Sunday, on the occasion of the 34th day of Ligue 1, Lionel Messi (35 years old) could however return to competition next weekend , against AC Ajaccio. Suspended two weeks after a promotional trip to Saudi Arabia, the 2022 world champion has, in fact, seen his sanction reduced, in particular after having apologized to the club of the capital. In the midst of this particular context, however, its future remains shrouded in the greatest vagueness. Announced on the departure to Paris and strongly anticipated on the side of Catalonia for a resounding comeback, the Argentinian however has, at this time, only two concrete offers. An extension with the Red and Blue or a real golden bridge offered by Saudi Arabia. Aware of the financial difficulties currently being experienced by the Blaugranas, Messi – who always gives his preference to a new experience in Europe – nevertheless continues to consider a possible rebound in the Persian Gulf country. And for good reason…

In the kingdom of the Arabian Peninsula, engaged in an ambitious development policy, madness is not unreason, but overwhelming lucidity. With this in mind and according to several sources, a two-year contract, plus an optional third, is currently on the table. If all the documents are ready and only the Argentinian’s signature is missing, the proposed fees are dizzying. According to our information, a record global envelope estimated between 500 and 600 million euros! What, inevitably, make the person concerned think even if, the subject is currently debated between the number 30 of PSG and his father.

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For her part, Antonela, the player’s wife, does not seem inclined to give in to the Saudi sirens. A major obstacle which should not however slow down the ambitions of Riyadh, ready to do anything to afford a new historic recruitment. After attracting Cristiano Ronaldo, Saudi Arabia has therefore put in place a precise strategy in order to convince the sevenfold Ballon d’Or. By targeting former teammates of Messi at Barça (Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba), compatriots (Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes) but also relatives (Sergio Ramos, Marco Verratti), Saudi Arabia wishes to create an ideal environment for Pulga.

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If all the players mentioned above are not necessarily expected to play in the same team as Messi, the idea of ​​the Saudi thinkers is to recruit them from different clubs (Al-Nassr, Al-Hilal, Al-Shabab) and so on. place all these stars in one of the neighborhoods where expatriates live. A perfectly prepared plan, also proving the Saudi determination in this case. It now remains to be seen whether all this will be enough to convince the Albiceleste star to take the leap… In the meantime, Lionel Messi was present at the Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony. The opportunity for him to talk with Robert Lewandowski, at a time when a return to Barça is still being mentioned…

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