Messi to Saudi Arabia ‘fake news’ … Full denial of “no talks or agreements” [오피셜]

[골닷컴] Reporter Kang Dong-hoon = Paris Saint-Germain (France) striker Lionel Messi (35) moving to Saudi Arabia this summer has been found to be ‘fake news’. His father and agent Jorge Messi (65, Argentina) flatly denied it, saying, “There has been no discussion or agreement so far.”

According to AFP on the 9th, the latest news was reported that Messi would play in Saudi Arabia next season. In particular, he even used the phrase ‘a done deal (Done Deal)’ and emphasized, “We intend to sign an extremely large contract, and only detailed coordination remains.” The destination was limited to Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia), who recently offered an astronomical annual salary of 400 million euros (about 582 billion won).

Naturally, the football world around the world could not hide its surprise as attention focused on seeing a rare scene where Messi plays ‘Meho War’ with his ‘rival’ Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr ) on the Asian stage, not the European stage. Some even expressed great regret, saying that even the ‘god of football’ had gone to Saudi Arabia.

However, it has been confirmed that Messi has not yet decided where to go. Jorge said in an official statement on the 10th, “I have not signed a contract with any club yet. I will not make any decisions until the end of this season. There are always rumors and rumours, but there is only one truth.” he did He then drew the line firmly, saying, “I can be sure that there has been no discussion or agreement so far. And that will be the situation until the end of the season.”

Since then, the French media ‘RMC Sport’, reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert in the European football transfer market, etc. all said, “The situation with Messi is still unchanged. The final decision will be done after the season is over.” ‘, and ended with a simple ‘happening’.

Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of next month. However, as negotiations for a contract renewal completely broke down, he will end his partnership and become a free agent (FA). The reason why he refused to extend his new contract was that he was asked to cut his salary and leave his heart while being booed by fans.

Although it is certain that he will end his partnership with Paris Saint-Germain, Messi is considering where he will go. He considers playing in Europe a ‘main priority’ until the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024. As a result, forecasts that he could return to Barcelona (Spain) in two years like his ‘parent’ came out one after the other. In addition, Al-Hilal, who offered an astronomical annual salary, and Inter Miami (USA), owned by David Beckham (47, England), are also discussed as next destinations.

Messi is called the greatest player in the history of football, ‘GOAT (Greatest of all time)’. In his career, he scored 832 goals in 1,078 games. During this period, they won 10 Spanish Primera Liga titles, 4 UEFA Champions League titles, 1 FIFA World Cup title and 1 CONMEBOL Copa America title each. This is also the record for the most Ballon d’Or winners (seven times).


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