Lionel Messi available for loan – with Saudi Arabia ready to reignite rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo: report

 Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain and Cristiano Ronaldo of Ruyadh XI fight for possession during the friendly match between Paris Saint-Germain and Riyadh XI at King Fahd International Stadium on January 19, 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier - PSG/PSG via Getty Images)
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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could reunite their rivalry in the Saudi Pro League in the coming months, with the Argentine reportedly being lined up for an imminent loan move. 

With Inter Miami failing to reach the MLS playoffs, their last game of the season will finish on October 21 against Charlotte. Messi, therefore, won't be playing for the Florida-based outfit until the end of February, when the 2024 campaign kicks off. 

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.