Lionel Messi’s father has denied reports that the Paris Saint-Germain star has agreed a transfer to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.
A report from AFP released on Tuesday claimed that Messi’s proposed move to the Middle East is a “done deal”, with Al-Hilal thought to be ready to hand the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner a record-breaking contract. However, Jorge Messi has taken to social media to rubbish claims his son has an agreement in place with Al-Hilal, writing on Instagram: “There is absolutely nothing with any club for next year. The decision will never be made before Lionel ends the league with PSG.
Once the season is over it will be time to analyze and see what is there, and then make a decision. There are always rumors and many use the name of Lionel to gain notoriety but the truth is only one and we can assure that there is nothing with anyone.
“Neither verbal, nor signed, nor agreed, and there will not be until the end of the season. It seems to me a lack of respect… there are those who consciously and deliberately deceive, without providing any proof of their claims, and wanting to turn any malicious rumor into news or that is directed by someone in favor of their interests. They would have to explain why they don’t contrast the information. They don’t want truth to ruin their ‘news’.”