Lionel Messi could be offered a salary with rival Al Nassr that would eclipse Cristiano Ronaldo as the Paris Saint-Germain superstar’s father is scouted in Saudi Arabia
Lionel Messi is reportedly being offered £194million a year to play in the Saudi Pro League.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar is set to become a free agent this summer if he fails to agree a new contract in the French capital.
Messi has been linked with Barcelona and David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
Cristiano Ronaldo signed a deal worth £177m-a-year to sign for Al Nassr in December – and now Marca are reporting that Messi would be paid even more to join his famous rival.
It is understood that Al Nassr’s rivals in Riyadh, Al Hilal, would be the 35-year-old’s likeliest destination.
Ronaldo’s shock move has brought unprecedented attention to the Saudi Pro League and more stars are expected to follow.
The Portuguese sensation has scored eight goals in eight appearances since leaving Manchester United for Al Nassr.
Meanwhile, Messi’s father Jorge was recently spotted in Saudi Arabia amid speculation over his son’s future.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is an ambassador for the Saudi Arabia Tourism Board and Messi’s father is heavily involved in his career.
Nevertheless, Messi is expected to stay in Europe this summer.
The World Cup winner is believed to want another year playing at the top level.