Ali Al-Bulaihi, a defender for Al-Hilal, has jokingly said he worries about losing his job if Lionel Messi joins the Saudi Arabian team. Messi is a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Al-Bulaihi, who asks God to keep him safe, also declared he would hide if Al-Hilal fired him due to Messi.
Due to the fact that Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain is coming to an end this summer, he has been strongly connected with a move to Al-Hilal.
The 35-year-old has been given a staggering €500 million per year contract to leave PSG and join Al-Hilal.
Speaking to SBC, Al-Bulaihi said:
“I don’t know what will happen, and I’m afraid that he [Lionel Messi] says, ‘I don’t want number five.’
“I don’t know if Messi will come or not, but if he comes [to Al-Hilal], may God protect me! If he comes, God willing, I will not attend the first two days until I monitor the situation from afar so that he may forget me.”
Should Messi join Al-Hilal, it would see him face his eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently plays for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.