An official response from the Saudi Federation to Messi’s transfer to Al Hilal in the current transfers
Ibrahim Al-Qassem, Secretary-General of the Saudi Football Association, revealed the truth about what has been circulated over the past days about the transfer of Argentine player Lionel Messi, the star of Paris Saint-Germain and captain of the Argentine national team, to the ranks of the first football team of the Saudi Al-Hilal club during the current winter transfer period, which Only about 11 days left.
And press reports had confirmed that the management of the Saudi club Al-Hilal entered into strong negotiations to include the player Messi during the current winter transfers, after the Saudi Al-Nasr team contracted with the legendary player Cristiano Ronaldo in a deal that is the highest in the history of football and for a period of up to two and a half seasons.
The Deputy Secretary-General of the Saudi Football Association confirmed, in statements to the Spanish newspaper Marca, that there are many reports indicating attempts to include Messi in the Saudi League, adding:
“We would like to see Messi in the professional league one day, but until now I have no information about his transfer to the ranks of Al Hilal, and the Saudi Federation is always working to raise the level of football in the Kingdom, and of course we want to see the duo Messi and Ronaldo in one tournament again.”
And the Spanish newspaper stated that Al-Qasim’s speech to her indicates that the Argentine player Messi has not received any offers from the Saudi League so far, especially since his team, Paris Saint-Germain, has a strong desire to renew the contract, especially since he is still presenting impressive levels.
And he added, “Jorge Messi, the agent of the Argentine star, has agreed on everything, and it remains to complete the last details, such as the official announcement, which does not remain far away, but it is not imminent.”
The player, Lionel Messi, with his Paris Saint-Germain team, played a very impressive match against the Saudi stars Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr during the Riyadh season, as Ronaldo led the Saudi team, while Messi, Neymar, Mbappe and Ashraf Hakimi played with Paris in a match that was praised by everyone.