In the case of going to the Middle East, Messi receives a salary that can make him the highest-paid player in the football village. Ronaldo is holding this position after being paid by Al Nassr an income of up to 200 million euros per year.
According to The Athletic, in May, Messi signed a contract with Saudi Arabia to be an image ambassador and promote the country’s tourism industry. Whether for the tourism industry, the newspaper claims that Messi’s contract will put him in an awkward position because Saudi Arabia is promoting “Vision 2030”, an ambitious plan to present an Arab country Saudi Arabia completely innovated for the world, including its bid to win the right to host the 2030 World Cup.
Messi made a trip to Jeddah, a resort city in the Red Sea, in May to begin his role as a tourism ambassador for Saudi Arabia. He posts pictures of watching the Saudi sunset on his yacht on Instagram, where he has 370 million followers.