UPDATE: Messi´s father denies ‘fake news’ of Saudi Arabian club agreement

UPDATE: Messi´s father denies 'fake news' of Saudi Arabian club agreement

UPDATE: Messi´s father denies 'fake news' of Saudi Arabian club agreement. Image: Alizada-Studios Shutterstock.com

Lionel Messi´s father has denied claims of his son moving to Saudi Arabia and called it ‘fake news’

UPDATE: Tuesday, May 9 at 5.32 pm

Messi´s father has announced that claims made about his son agreeing to play for a club in Saudi Arabia are not true.

In a recent statement, Jorge Messi said that “There’s absolutely NOTHING agreed with any club for next season”, adding “We will decide at the end of the season”.

He added, “Nothing is signed, agreed or verbally agreed. Only fake news using Leo’s name”.

This statement by Messi’s father comes after AFP reported that negotiations had been made with a club in Saudi Arabia after his son Lionel was offered a ‘huge contract’.

Jorge´s statement was posted on Twitter by Fabrizio Romano, shortly after reports of his transfer.

Professional football player Lionel Messi will be moving to Saudi Arabia after he reportedly agreed to a deal offered by a club.  

Tuesday, May 9 at 11.59 am

Lionel Messi could be moving to Saudi Arabia this summer after he has agreed to a deal.

According to AFP, cited in the Sun on Tuesday, April 9, Messi has already had negotiations with a club in Saudi, and has been offered a “huge contract”.

The announcement comes after last week it was reported that he could be offered an astonishing £400 million for one season in the Gulf State with Al-Hilal

This is a breaking story. More updates will follow shortly.

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