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Following Lionel Messi's two-week suspension by Paris Saint-Germain for the 35-year-old Argentine's unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, reports have emerged claiming the Qatar World Cup winner will leave the club at the end of the season with Saudi Arabian club, Al Hilal to be his next destination.

Saudi Pro League giants Al Hilal have offered Lionel Messi an approximate €400m per season deal according to Fabrizio Romano. The journalist has also reported that Messi will not extend his contract at PSG and his father Jorge Messi communicated the decision to PSG already a month ago because of the project. Messi, who is the tourism ambassador for Saudi Arabia, recently took a trip to the Middle East country, and many experts believed that the Argentine is eyeing a move to Al Hilal.

If the World Cup winner moves to Al Hilal he will again faceoff against Cristiano Ronaldo, who is leading Saudi Pro League giants Al Nassr. This can be termed as a ‘last dance’ for the two legends who dominated the game for the last 15 years. The Messi vs Ronaldo comparisons had started right from the start but they directly faced off in Laliga in 2009 when Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid and the next nine years are popularly described as the peak of football as Barcelona and Real Madrid were at their best during that time. In those nine years 

While Ronaldo's contract with Al-Nassr reportedly entitles him to around €200m for two and a half years, Al-Hilal have offered Lionel Messi €400m annual contract to join the Saudi Pro League club. The deal would make Messi the highest-paid athlete in the world, beating the Portuguese star by a huge difference.

Ronaldo moved to Al Nassr earlier this year and his time there has not been the best as Al Nassr are losing the title race and are out of the cup competitions. Messi joining Al Hilal can motivate the ex-Manchester United star and reignite the rivalry between the two. Al Hilal are currently fourth in the Saudi Pro League but have had cup success as they are in the AFC Champions League final and in the King's Cup of Champions final. 

Odion Oghalo is dominating the scoring charts with 20 goal contributions for Al Hilal and Lionel Messi will boost the attack further. They will be looking to challenge for the title with Lionel Messi in the squad next season.