Star footballer Lionel Messi offered with a contract of £350m Per Year by Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal.
According to details this offer, would make Messi the highest-paid athlete in history. Messi’s PSG deal expires in June, and he is looking increasingly likely to leave the French capital, with Barcelona among the teams interested.
The Argentine reportedly wants to stay in Europe, despite interest from overseas.
Messi has been the subject of harsh criticism in recent weeks, and was booed for large parts of PSG’s loss to Lyon last weekend.
Meanwhile, Barca are interested in bringing the 35-year-old back. However, they could be blocked by Financial Fair Play rules.
Although PSG are reportedly interested in keeping the player, Messi is yet to respond to their offer as he wants ‘sporting guarantees,’ according to Romano.
The Al Hilal offer, which is said to include a host of perks and incentives, could be just the kind of challenge that Messi is looking for. The Saudi Arabian club has a rich history of success, having won the Asian Champions League a record six times, and boasts some of the most passionate fans in the world.
If Messi were to accept the offer, it would represent a seismic shift in the footballing landscape. The 34-year-old would become the highest-paid athlete in history by a significant margin, dwarfing the salaries of other footballing greats such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.