Saudi Clubs Consider the Possibility of Signing Lionel Messi from Inter Miami

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Lionel Messi #10 of Inter Miami CF on the pitch during a match between Inter Miami CF and Los Angeles Football Club at BMO Stadium on September 03, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Lionel Messi #10 of Inter Miami CF on the pitch during a match between Inter Miami CF and Los Angeles Football Club at BMO Stadium on September 03, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Lionel Messi arrived at Inter Miami in the United States not long ago, but he may already be on the verge of leaving the country to join another powerhouse in the soccer world, even if it’s on a loan deal. Talks are expected to begin soon, and money won’t be the problem to convince Messi to take on a new challenge in his career.

Messi signed a two-season contract with Inter Miami, choosing to step away from continuing in the elite European soccer to play in the United States and spend more time with his family. Over there, he has already become an idol of the American club and secured their first-ever title.

Despite his recent arrival at Inter Miami, Messi could be on the way out at the end of the MLS season. To facilitate this, a significant loan offer is being prepared to persuade the athlete to relocate once again.

Saudi Soccer Seeks Messi on Loan The SAFF (Saudi Arabian Football Federation) and the PIF (Public Investment Fund) are examining the opportunity to bring Lionel Messi to play in the country on a loan contract between the end of 2023 and the beginning of the next United States soccer season (winter period).

Studies are currently underway on how to convince Messi to accept this challenge, even if it’s short-term. The names of potential suitors have not been disclosed, but they may involve the four major powers (Al Nassr, Al Hilal, Al Ittihad, and Al Ahli).

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – SEPTEMBER 07: Lionel Messi of Argentina avoids a tackle from Felix Torres of Ecuador during the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match between Argentina and Ecuador at Estadio Más Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti on September 07, 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – SEPTEMBER 07: Lionel Messi of Argentina avoids a tackle from Felix Torres of Ecuador during the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match between Argentina and Ecuador at Estadio Más Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti on September 07, 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images) /

Lionel Messi, one of the greatest icons in the soccer world, recently surprised everyone by signing with Inter Miami in the United States, seeking a new phase in his career and more time with his family. However, recent news indicates that the Argentine star may be on the verge of facing yet another intriguing chapter in his sports journey.

According to journalist Rudy Galletti’s reports, the SAFF (Saudi Arabian Football Federation) and the PIF (Public Investment Fund) in Saudi Arabia are considering the possibility of bringing Messi to play in the country on a loan contract, between the end of 2023 and the beginning of the next United States soccer season.

This perspective raises a series of questions and speculations about Messi’s future and the impact that a move to Saudi Arabia would have on the global soccer scene. Firstly, the motivation behind this move is intriguing. Messi has already achieved nearly everything there is to achieve in his career, so what would make him consider such an unusual change? It could be the financial offer, but it could also be a desire to test himself in a new environment and leave his mark in another corner of the world.

Regarding Saudi soccer, Messi’s arrival would undoubtedly elevate the status of the local league and attract global attention to the sport in the region. The mentioned clubs, such as Al Nassr, Al Hilal, Al Ittihad, and Al Ahli, have a history of success in Asian soccer and may see in Messi not only a quality reinforcement but also a unique opportunity to increase their visibility and competitiveness.

On the other hand, practical and cultural considerations must be taken into account. How would Messi adapt to a new culture and the playing style of Saudi soccer? Furthermore, how would this affect his relationship with Inter Miami and his fan base in the United States?

Messi’s final decision will be crucial, not only for his career but also for the world of soccer. Regardless of the chosen destination, his unparalleled talent will continue to inspire fans and players worldwide. After all, soccer is made of surprises, and the prospect of seeing Messi in a new jersey is yet another testament to the sport’s enduring ability to astonish.