Former Real Madrid and Barcelona ace, Luis Figo, has weighed in on the speculations about Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi joining Al-Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Pro League.
Messi’s future at PSG is uncertain as his contract with the Parisians will expire at the end of the season.
The Argentina World Cup winner is yet to sign a new deal with the Parisians and as a result he has been linked with several clubs across the world, with a lot of reports pointing to a move to Saudi Arabia, where his eternal arch-rival Ronaldo currently plies his trade.
It has also been reported that Saudi Arabia club Al-Hilal want to offer Messi a contract worth over €400million, which would see the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner become the highest-paid player in the world.
When asked to speak about Messi’s future on the sidelines of the Laureus Sports Awards, Figo said (via Mundo Deportivo): “All I can say is speculation.
“They’re personal decisions and I don’t know the reasons but what I think is that he’s a reference for children and for the world, like Cristiano Ronaldo. Only Cristiano can answer this.”