Lionel Messi could renew their rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia, after Inter Miami missed the Major Soccer League playoffs.
Florida’s 1-0 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday, despite Argentine returning from injury as a substitute, mathematically sealed their fate and meant that October 21 would be the final competitive match they will play before the start of the next campaign in February.
Saudi Pro League officials are planning a bold move to sign Messi as a loan, reports Rudy Galetti from Sky Sports.
After leaving Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, there was a lot of speculation that the World Cup-winning player would join Al-Hilal. However, he chose Miami.
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Messi will face his former rival Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia, where he has scored 10 league goals in 8 matches this year.
Between 2009-2018, the two Ballon d’Or award winners played in one of the most famous rivalries of soccer while playing for Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Messi was also linked to a loan return to Blaugrana, but Miami manager Gerardo Martino quickly dismissed those claims.
Was he (Messi) going to have fun? He might be going to Barcelona. “I don’t really know much else.”