Lionel Messi’s shocking admission that he was “tempted” to join Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League. After failing to return to Barcelona, Messi considered joining the “very powerful” Saudi league, goal.com reported, citing Time. “It was Saudi Arabia or the Major League Soccer (MLS), and both options seemed very interesting to me,” said he.
Messi acknowledges being ‘interested’ in joining Ronaldo in Saudi Pro League
After leaving Paris Saint-Germain and joining Inter Miami in the summer, the striker has brought fame and popularity to the US league. Since joining in July, Messi has helped the team win the League Cup. Attract ex-Barcelona players like Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets to the David Beckham-owned club.
After Ronaldo signed with Al Nassr in December 2022 on a two-year contract, Messi’s inclusion in the Saudi league would have allowed football fans to watch the two best players in the world compete. Inter Miami’s star is taking advantage of a rare break after the MLS season in preparation for the Herons’ first pre-season friendly against El Salvador on January 19, 2024. By then, the Argentine star maybe with Luis Suarez, another former Barcelona teammate. Suarez has hinted at retiring due to a knee injury. But he is expected to move to Miami for one season.