The sentence of Nasser Al-Attiyah, cousin of the PSG owner: “Messi could play in Saudi Arabia”

Nasser Al-Attiyah says that Leo Messi could play in Saudi Arabia

(From Saudi Arabia) in the camp of dakar rally located in Shaybah, there is talk of the visit of the caravan to the Empty Quarter, the largest desert in Saudi Arabia and one of the largest in the world. This Thursday was the strongest challenge that the competitors had with dunes over 300 meters high. Someone who knows that area very well is Nasser Al-Attiyahknown as the “Prince of the Desert” for his job of running on that terrain and for being a member of the Qatari royal family and his cousin is the owner of the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). in dialogue with infobaeleft a revelation about the possible future of Lionel Messi.

Nasser is a first cousin of the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al-Zaniwhose fortune is estimated at $2.4 billion and among its assets is PSG, which for a year and a half has enjoyed the best player on the planet. While there is talk of a possible renewal with the cast of the French capital, Al-Attiyah kicked the board.

With the kindness that characterizes him, he invited this medium to have a coffee and try some delicious dates. In a pleasant setting, sitting on a carpet, Nasser accepted the one-on-one and first returned to express his happiness for the consecration of the Argentine team in his country. “It’s fantastic. I am really happy for the team and for Messi, for all of Argentina”. Al-Attiyah was present at the Lusail Stadium in the final Argentina beat France on penalties.

Lionel Messi's contract with PSG ends in June (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes)
Lionel Messi’s contract with PSG ends in June (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes)

Due to the access he has to PSG, the question fell short: “What do you think about Messi in the coming months, what will happen to his future?” The 52-year-old pilot replied that “at PSG, but maybe in Saudi Arabia”. About the team, he mentioned the al hilal, from Riyadh. It should be remembered that Cristiano Ronaldo has just joined Al Nassr, the other strong team in the capital. Just when the rumors began to grow a monstrous offer from the cast led by the also Argentine Ramón Díaz.

When questioned, Nasser indicated that “in recent weeks Cristiano has arrived to play for Al Nassr. I’m sure he’s a good name (for Messi). It can be good for Messi and for Saudi sport”.

Regarding why soccer is so important to Saudi Arabia, he indicated that “it is very good because soccer is soccer. The World Cup, and for me, South American football is the best”.

However, it is striking that someone who is close to PSG or has access to what is happening at the club raises the possibility of Leo emigrating to the Middle East. Nasser explains why: “We are also talking about a Messi who is not young. If he moves after Paris Saint-Germain, he might come to Saudi Arabia.”.

Nasser Al-Attiyah leads the general in cars and is close to his fifth victory in the Dakar Rally (REUTERS / Hamad I Mohammed)
Nasser Al-Attiyah leads the general in cars and is close to his fifth victory in the Dakar Rally (REUTERS / Hamad I Mohammed)

Despite his 35 years, Leo Messi finished a World Cup with an excellent level. He was key in consecrating the cast of lionel scaloniscored seven goals, provided three assists, two of them anthology as in the goal of Nahuel Molina to the Netherlands, and in the last one against Croatia converted by Julian Alvarez. The flea he lifted the long-awaited World Cup and sealed his campaign with all the glory.

Later, it was time to talk about the present Dakar Rally, which has him at the top of the overall standings and in particular the “Empty Quarter”, which he knows very well. “It is a place where there is no life. It is a desert and there is only camel grass. It is very hard, but it is not dangerous if you respect it. It is very long, but it is to be done in a group, with two or three cars, not to circulate alone”.

This Thursday’s activity was a marathon stage, that is, the one in which the participants did not have assistance from their teams and had to act as mechanics to fix their vehicles and make the necessary revisions.

Nasser has already won the Dakar Rally in 2011, 2015, 2019 and 2022. Regarding what is his secret to winning several times, he affirms that “it is to work and try again.”

In addition, he is excited about his return to Argentina. “This year I will run the World Cross Country Championship and I am happy to return to Argentina since there will be a date there in August. I’m very excited. I love the fans of Argentina. Now I am leading the Dakar and I hope I can win again”, she concluded. Meanwhile, at a steady pace, he continues to approach his fifth victory in the Dakar Rally.

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