Sources close to the negotiations informed AFP that PSG football star Lionel Messi’s move to Saudi Arabia is essentially done.
The source was speaking on condition of anonymity in terms of which club will be taking up the Argentinian, but could confirm that the player will be playing in Saudi Arabia next season.
Reports last week suggested that Messi could be offered a whopping £400 million for just one season. The 35 year old has held negotiations with a Saudi club as his PSG deal nears expiration this summer.
However, SunSport announced that Messi will make no decision on his future until after the end of the Ligue 1 season.
The country’s publicity was already boosted following Ronaldo’s joining of Al-Nassr last year, and Messi’s move could see it skyrocket even more. The forward’s wife, however, has reportedly expressed reluctance over moving the family to Saudi.
This also comes after being suspended from PSG for his unauthorised promo trip to Saudi, having apologised to his team mates but saying that he awaits what the club wants to do with him.