Revealed: Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema and the seven other players who could join Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Karim BenzemaGetty/GOAL

Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi is - after two years in France - preparing to leave Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent. Real Madrid, meanwhile, have confirmed that prolific striker Benzema – who landed his own Golden Ball in 2022 – is set to bring a 14-year stint at Santiago Bernabeu to a close.

Two iconic forwards are said to be attracting interest from the Middle East, but they are not the only ones reportedly mulling over offers to join Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League.

Fabrizio Romano claims that seven other established stars are being lined up for big-money moves, with World Cup winners and proven Premier League goalscorers featuring on that list.

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