RIYADH - Lionel Messi’s father and agent is said to be in the Saudi capital Riyadh to negotiate a contract that will see the World Cup winner earn more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to media reports, Lionel Messi is lining up a sensational $299 million a year deal to join the club Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia’s pro football league.

The World Cup winner will be in Saudi Arabia next week as his PSG side are due to face off against an All-Star XI made up of players from Al Nassr and Al Hilal clubs.