Lionel Messis’s father, Jorge Messi has denied any agreement reached with Al Hilal over the future of his son.
Increasing speculation continued to build Tuesday as Messi was linked with a move to Riyadh-based Saudi club Al Hilal last month, the same city where Ronaldo’s team, Al Nassr, is located.
Lionel Messi’s next stop could mark his return to Barcelona. Or he could make a hugely profitable move to Saudi Arabia. Inter Miami in Major League Soccer is also chasing the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, but staying at Paris Saint-Germain is the most unlikely of outcomes.
Messi played against Ronaldo in January in an exhibition game in Riyadh, with the Qatari-owned PSG facing a combined team from Al Nassr and Al Hilal.
Having Messi playing against Ronaldo would do even more for the country as Saudi Arabia prepares to stage the Club World Cup for the first time in December.