Steve Freeth and Graham Hunter discuss football icon Lionel Messi's future, with the Argentine World Cup winner set to depart PSG upon the expiry of his contract this summer.
With Messi's relationship with PSG club bosses breaking down after the 35-year-old was suspended for making a supposedly unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia, the door is now open for the South American to move on to a new club ahead of next season.
The news of Messi's imminent departure from Paris has prompted inevitable speculation the Argentine will make a sensational return to , the club at which he won a staggering 34 trophies across 21 seasons, but there is now growing suggestions the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner could be heading further afield.
Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal appear the current frontrunners for Messi's signature, opening up the possibility of the icon rekindling his famous rivalry with Portuguese nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo who is currently on the books of fellow Saudi side Al-Nassr.
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Faced with a defining crossroads as the clock ticks on his legendary career, it is unsurprising that Messi has a number of options he could pursue at the end of this season.
Al-Hilal are reported to have offered the Argentine an unprecedented money-spinning contract to make the move to Saudi Arabia, although Messi may wish to continue competing at the highest level in Europe with a number of further personal records up for grabs and the 2024 Copa America for his country on the horizon.
Having departed Barcelona in unfortunate circumstances in 2021 amidst severe financial problems facing the Catalan club, the lure of a return to his former home in La Liga is likely looming large on the conscience of the football legend as he ponders his next move.
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