The Argentine has not yet made a final decision but the Saudi club are making plans
Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal hope to announce the signing of Lionel Messi on Tuesday 6 June, SPORT have learned from sources inside the club.
Al-Hilal have set this day as a key date to have the player's definitive yes and to be able to activate the protocol prepared so that the news has a global echo and, at the same time, serves to begin to showcase Saudi Arabia to the world.
As reported by SPORT, Mesi intends to make a decision about his future soon so the issue does not develop into a soap opera.
This weekend, Messi plays his last game for PSG. From Monday, he will be in a position to choose his future freely.
Barcelona are after him but are not yet in a position to present him with a formal offer and time is passing without a definitive rapprochement between the two parties.
Al-Hilal have made an astronomical financial offer to make Messi the highest-paid player in the world by far ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is paid 200 million euros per season in Saudi Arabia, at Al Nassr.
According to several sources, Al-Hilal are offering Messi 400 million euros per season, figures never seen before in the world of football.
Al-Hilal, the most successful team in the country, find themselves in a complicated situation for next season as they finish the Saudi league in third position, which does not give them access to international competitions.
So, should Messi accept, he would not be able to compete internationally.
Al-Hilal have 18 Saudi League titles, making them the club that has won the league the most times. It is also the club with the most official titles in the country's history with 62 championships.
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