Lionel Messi will join Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal in the summer.
This was made known by respected football analyst, Khalid Al-Shenaif.
According to Al-Shenaif, Al-HilalL will sign Messi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Busquets in the summer.
According to him:“Messi is coming to Al-Hilal, accompanied by Di Maria and Busquets”
Messi and Di Maria are currently in the final phases of their contracts with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, respectively.
Busquets, meanwhile, will leave Barcelona at the end of the season.
Messi’s arrival in Saudi Arabia will see him reignite his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Al-Hilal are one of three teams to have participated in all seasons of the Saudi Professional League since its establishment in 1976.
Al-Hilal have won 66 official titles.
In domestic competitions, they have won a record 18 Professional League titles, a record 13 Crown Prince Cup titles, a record seven Saudi Federation Cup titles, ten King Cup titles, a record three Super Cup titles, as well as the Saudi Founder’s Cup.
Internationally, Al-Hilal have won a record eight Asian Football Confederation trophies – the AFC Champions League in 1991, 2000, 2019 and 2021, the Asian Cup Winners Cup in 1997 and 2002, and the Asian Super Cup in 1997, 2000.
In September 2009, Al-Hilal was awarded Best Asian Club of the 20th Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.