The seven times Ballon d’Or champon Lionel Messi could be set to complete a record-breaking move to Saudi Arabia.
This comes immediately after the Argentine international opting against a new deal with his current French Champion PSG.
Few hours after the superstar bagged two awards last night at Laureus World Sports Awards’ gala event with his 35 year old wife Antonela Roccuzzo.
Messi received the ‘Laureus World Sportsman of the Year’ award and before accepting the ‘Laureus World Team of the Year’ award on behalf of his national team Argentina. A number of nominees had been lined up for the prestigious award including his team mate Kylian Mbappe, Max Vestappen, Rafel Nadal etc
The Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year is an annual award honouring the achievements of individual men from the world of sports. It was first awarded in 2000 as one of the seven constituent awards presented during the Laureus World Sports Awards.
Messi’s wife received a heartwarming congratulatory message from a 29 year old Christiano Ronaldo’s wife,Georgina Rodríguez Hernández who doubles as a Spanish social media influencer and model.
With wide spread speculations about Messi’s move, this could mean the long time rival argument for who is the “GOAT’ could have not just ended after Qatar World Cup.
The Argentinian playmaker previously apologised to his PSG team and his team mates after being suspended for making a trip to Saudi Arabia earlier this week and missing a training session as a result of the travel.
French media reported that Messi was suspended for two weeks after an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia when he was supposed to train with the squad the day after the Ligue 1 leaders’ 3-1 defeat at home to Lorient on Sunday.
Ronaldo’s rival has struggled since he joined the French League 1 team from the Spanish team FC Bracelona.