Photo: File
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Argentina’s star footballer Lionel Messi has agreed to sign a contract with Saudi Arabian football club Al-Hilal after saying goodbye to the French club.

This was revealed by the British publication Daily Express on Monday.

According to reports, Lionel Messi is currently playing for the French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), but PSG recently suspended Lionel Messi for 2 weeks for vacationing in Saudi Arabia.

Apart from this, Lionel Messi was also fined by the club for his role as a tourism ambassador in Saudi Arabia.

In 2021, Lionel Messi signed a contract with PSG for 2 years which will expire this year.

However, the suspension from the French club was believed to mean that Lionel Messi would not renew the contract and would prefer to play for another club.

Reports emerged that Saudi Arabian football club Al-Hilal have offered Messi one of the highest-paid contracts in history.

According to reports, the Saudi club offered Messi an annual contract worth 262 million pounds (over Rs. 93 billion), which is one of the most expensive contracts in the history of football.

Now the British media say that Messi has agreed to accept the Saudi club’s offer and an official announcement is expected soon.

It should be noted that Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a contract to play for Saudi club Al Nasr until 2025.