Messi To Al Hilal Deemed False?

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On the latest episode of the International News Desk, former Mamelodi Sundowns and Sheffield Wednesday goalie Sean Roberts discusses the UEFA Champions League semi-final results with Soccer Laduma international news correspondent Kurt Buckerfield. The gents also say farewell to a Barcelona great and break down the squashed "Messi to Saudi Arabia" rumour! Only on the #SLPodcast!

If Messi is not heading to Saudi Arabia, what does his future hold? Find out more by listening in the podcast player below!

Messi's future has been up in the air in recent weeks, with the latest reports suggesting that the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner could be heading to Saudi Arabia to play for Al Hilal. The reports claim that Messi would earn more than €400 million per season during his time in the Middle East. However, similar to the recent "fake" Ronaldo news that he wanted to leave Al Nassr for Real Madrid, this headline follows suit.

Jorge Messi, father to Lionel, has publicly stated that nothing is confirmed regarding his son's future. "We will only discuss a move at the end of the season," he said.

Some Paris Saint-Germain fans are upset with the 35-year-old as his performances have been somewhat underwhelming since joining the Parisian outfit. They are hoping Messi will leave the club at the end of the season, and the Argentine seemingly shares this sentiment. Lionel and Barcelona have also been itching for a reunion ever since he was let go by the Catalan giants in 2021.

The UEFA Champions League semi-finals kicked off on Tuesday night, which saw Manchester City travel to the Santiago Bernabeu to face off against a deadly Real Madrid outfit. Pep Guardiola and his team have been in great form domestically and in Europe so far this season, with the current EPL title holders looking to have their name etched on to the famous silverware ahead of 14-times winner Real. With a scoreline of 1-1, both teams will have it all to play for when they meet in the second leg next Wednesday, 17 May.

The second semi-final saw both clubs from Milan go head to head. The latest Derby della Madonnina saw Inter Milan cruise past their fierce rivals AC Milan, winning that match 2-0.

To listen to the full debate on the Fan Reaction Show, click on the podcast player above or find it on your favourite podcast player.

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