It might be a potential heartbreak for Barcelona fans all over the world as according to El Chiringuito, Argentina and PSG star Lionel Messi and current captain of the Catalan club, Sergio Busquets is likely to join rivals of Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League, Al Hilal.
Messi set to be joined by former Barca buddies
According to the Spanish football program, when they dropped a bomb on the potential destination of Messi in the next season. It said that Messi might discard a fairytale return to Barcelona and go to the Asian country where football seems to be thriving at this moment. With Messi’s nemesis Ronaldo already achieving accolades for Al- Nassr, it could be a “fairytale” unity for the Arabians to witness.
Barca stars on Saudi radar too
It has been reported that Barcelona stalwarts Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets might also be on the move to Saudi from Spain. Marcal Llorente of Mundo Deportivo states that the beloved “Busi” will inform his decision about his next destination to head coach Xavi on Tuesday. Llorente has been close to former Barca president Bartomeu.
FIFA agent Marco Kirdermir had reported that Messi could grace Europe’s biggest stage “when he retires”. He is close to PSG owner Al-Khelaifi and King of Saudi.
He was heard saying, “He has an offer of $600 million dollars from Al-Hilal, the King’s team.”
Competing with generational rival?
Last month, on Forbes’ list of best-paid athletes, Ronaldo topped the list with 136 million dollars, with Messi finishing a close second. According to El Chiringuito, they informed that Messi’s agent and father Jorge Messi has agreed to join Al Hilal in one condition that he will earn more than his generational nemesis Ronaldo.
As a result, Al Hilal came up with a better salary for the seven time Balon D’Or winner, which will outdo Ronaldo, and make him the highest earning player of the world.
If this news is accurate, the world would crash down around Barca supporters who are eager to welcome their hero back next season as Barca would like to release some of their players in order to sign Messi. Alba leaving the club might be a silver lining as it will reduce the club’s wage bill and would help other players to be registered like Gavi, Araujo, with a hope of bringing their favorite boy back.