Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal has made an offer worth more than €400 million per year to sign Lionel Messi from Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Italian journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Al Hilal are the latest club to join the race to sign Messi on a free transfer, with his contract at PSG set to expire in the summer.
Messi’s priority, according to reports, is to continue his career in Europe, but despite receiving an offer from the Ligue 1 champions, he has yet to accept their new terms.
“Understand Al Hilal sent an official bid to Leo Messi: salary worth more than €400m/year,” Romano wrote on Twitter.
“Leo’s absolute priority: continue in Europe.”
He stated that Barcelona is awaiting the outcome of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) case before making a bid and beginning negotiations to bring back the legendary player.
Also, according to ESPN sources, Messi is unlikely to stay in Paris, as the 35-year-old is unwilling to accept a salary cut.
According to the report, he is willing to wait and see what proposals come his way at the end of the season before making a decision.