A question that’s been repeated over the past decade, and the answer depends on the respondent’s preference. For some, Messi is definitely the best. As for others, Cristiano Ronaldo is the one with a higher level, and they rank CR7 above the Argentinian player.
After dominating European football for more than two decades, Cristiano Ronaldo ended his contract with MU and moved to play for Al-Nassr club in Saudi Arabia with the most attractive salary in the world. Personally, Ronaldo still proves himself to be a top scorer, but he has yet to win a title with his new club.
This summer, Messi decided to leave PSG instead of extending his contract. Many people believe that Messi will go to Saudi Arabia, because the 36-year-old superstar was once offered by Al-Hilal Club with a salary of up to 642 million USD per year. However, he refused and moved to Inter Miami in the MLS.
Here, Messi receives a salary of 54 million USD / season – an unprecedented amount in the history of the tournament. That’s almost seven times that of the second highest earner, Xherdan Shaqiri of the Chicago Fire Club ($8.2 million).
Recently, Messi scored with a beautiful free-kick to help Inter Miami beat Cruz Azul 2-1 in the 2023 Leagues Cup. Fans are waiting for new goals, Messi’s shine in Inter Miami.
Despite not wanting to, tennis legend Nadal accidentally fell into the debate about who is the best in the world of football when comparing Cristiano and Messi.
When asked that question by fans, Nadal’s answer was in favor of the 2022 World Cup champion, Messi. However, Nadal also said that he is a huge fan of Real Madrid. With Nadal’s double answer, it is understandable that he considers Messi and Ronaldo equally excellent.