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    Lionel Messi accepts offer in Saudi Arabia, to become a top earner in sport

    The word doing the rounds in the global football space is that Argentina and Paris St. Germain midfielder will join Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.

    Entertainment SA Sport understands that the current FIFA World Cup champions have agreed to join the Saudi Arabian side and the move will make him the best-paid footballer ever.

    Messi is rumoured to be on his way out of PSG after spending two seasons with the Parisiens.

    Besides the former Barcelona skipper, Neymar is also linked with a possible move away from the French capital as he remains unhappy and courted by English Premier League sides.
     

    The speculation also comes after Messi’s suspension for travelling to the oil-rich country and the sanction added fuel to the fire.

    According to Foot Mercato, Messi’s father, Jorge has eventually accepted the enticing offer from the Saudi Pro League and he will see his son becoming the highest-paid player in football history.

    As reported by the publication, Messi will pocket a staggering €1.2 billion in two years and it’s published that he will earn more than his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is already based in the Middle East with Al-Nassr.

    While Barca were also linked with Messi’s signature, it seems he is not considering a move back to Spain as the La Liga champions are expected to sell multiple players in order to finance a deal for him.

    At the same time, Barca manager Xavi said Messi’s return only depends on him as he chatted to TV3 on Tuesday.

    The award-winning legend said the club will do everything to bring the skillful player back, adding that Messi has a massive role to play at the club.

    “It depends on him [Messi]. If he wants to come to Barça, we will do everything necessary so that he can come,” he said.

    “I think the conditions are right. Football-wise I think he could still help us a lot. But it depends on him 99 percent.”

    Main Image: Lionel Messi/Barca News

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