Messi has been on fire since signing for David Beckham’s Inter Miami over the summer, scoring 11 goals in his opening 11 matches and helping the MLS side lift their first ever trophy.
In September, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner purchased a $10.8 million property in Florida, implying that he will remain with Inter Miami for the foreseeable future.
Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, has not given up on signing the Argentine and is considering bringing him to the Middle East on loan this winter.
According to Sky Sports reporter Rudy Galetti, “internal evaluations are still underway,” but “developments are expected soon.”
If Messi joins the Saudi Pro League, he will renew his long-standing rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, who presently plays for Al Nassr.
In theory, a loan move would make the most sense given that the MLS season ends at the end of February, giving Messi over five months off.
Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League earlier tried to entice Messi with a €400 million per year contract, but Messi had other plans.
The 36-year-old is expected to leave Inter Miami when his contract expires in 2025, with no intentions to prolong his tenure.