Former Saudi Arabia football player Khalid Al-Shenaif has claimed that PSG superstar Lionel Messi ‘is coming to Al-Hilal’ this season amongst other big European names.
Lionel Messi will leave Paris Saint Germain in June, there is no doubt about that. After a season that can be described as a massive success, Messi will set his eye on a new challenge.
Returning to Barcelona as a free agent would seem like the most logical idea but the 500 million offer from Al Hilal can cloud the Argentine’s judgment.
Building on the hype from Saudi Arabia footballer Khalid Al-Shenaif, who now works as a football Analyst made serious claims that point to Lionel Messi’s club.
“Messi is coming to Al-Hilal, accompanied by Di Maria and Busquets.”
He also said that Di Maria and Sergio Busquets will follow him to the Saudi club.
However Al Shenaif isn’t the only source to confirm the rumor, Marca’s editor-in-chief, Feliz Diaz recently wrote,
“Al-Hilal will win the services of the trio Messi, Di Maria, Busquets.”
He also added the name of Iniesta and Jordi Alba to the mix,
“Messi, Di Maria, Busquets, Jordi Alba, and Iniesta are coming to the Saudi League.”
Feliz Diaz went on to boldly say that the 35-year-old will never return to Barcelona,
“I assure you that Messi will not go to Barcelona..and his arrival to Al-Hilal with Di Maria is a matter of time.”
Diaz added: “Messi’s father stated that it would be difficult for his son to return to Barcelona. Paris will soon announce the Argentine’s exit…and the player is coming to Al-Hilal.”
Other reports suggest that Karim Benzema will be persuaded by Saudi Pro League leaders Al Ittihad next season.
It’s been documented that Lionel Messi will end up earning more than double, what Al Nassr pays Cristiano Ronaldo if he joins Al Hilal.