Lionel Messi’s future has been the subject of intense speculation, with the Argentine set to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of this month when his contract expires.
It has already been announced that Messi will not sign a new deal, meaning he will become a free agent at the end of June.
This has attracted the interest of Barcelona, as they would not have to pay a transfer fee to sign their former star.
However, Barcelona cannot offer Messi a contract at the moment as they await LaLiga’s approval of their sustainability plan. As the situation drags on, both sides are becoming increasingly frustrated.
Barcelona are not the only club for Messi, as Saudis Al Hilal have tabled a huge contract bid to sign the 35-year-old.
According to Sport newspaper, the Saudi club are preparing to announce Messi’s arrival on Tuesday, June 6, although they are yet to finalize a deal.
The same source says that Al-Hilal are expecting a ‘definitive yes’ on June 6 and that they have ‘prepared all the necessary documents’ to announce his signing on the same day.
According to some sources, Al-Hilal are offering Messi 400 million euros per season, unprecedented figures in the world of football – as this is 200 million euros more than what Cristiano Ronaldo earns at Al-Nassr.