Lionel Messi has an uncertain future as his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June. FC Barcelona is keen on a reunion, but their financial situation might prevent them from signing their former star.
As a result, if La Liga doesn’t approve Barcelona’s financial package, Messi might have to consider options if PSG isn’t a European option either.
One club linked to the Argentine is Saudia Arabian side Al-Hilal. Amid constant rumors, the club’s manager Ramon Díaz spoke about the issue and it might seem he’s exhausted from the Messi questions.
“Now we are focused on the game; we have a final,” Díaz said (h/t Sport). “And after the final, we’ll see what happens.”
Along with Al-Hilal, MLS side Inter Miami is the other possibility for Messi if he has to leave Europe due to the lack of options and the salary he’d require.
Nonetheless, with the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner turning 36 this summer, not many European clubs likely don’t want to pay a high salary. So if Barcelona doesn’t get the green light from La Liga and PSG is done with the Messi era, Al-Hilal is a serious landing spot this summer.