Lionel Messi is considering a lucrative offer from Al-Hilal, but his decision over whether to cash in and move to Saudi Arabia could be influenced by his wife.

Messi is readying himself to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires at the end of June following a fallout with the club. He was suspended by PSG last week after taking an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia, where he is a tourism ambassador.

The 35-year-old has since apologised to the club and has begun training by himself, but his bridges are burned and a fresh start awaits him this summer. He has plenty of offers on the table, with former club Barcelona, MLS side Inter Miami and Al-Hilal all vying for his service

Al-Hilal willing to pay him a staggering £369million-per-year and he would go head-to-head with long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia were he to move. Reports in France say Al-Hilal have also made offers to sign Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Marco Verratti, just to show Messi their commitment to the project.

All of that wooing might be immaterial, though, because L’Equipe reports that his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, is not sold on the Saudi move. She is reportedly reluctant to relocate to the Middle East with the couple’s three young sons and would prefer to stay in Europe.

Messi is stalling on making a decision for the time being, but his strong connection with Barcelona perhaps makes them favourites. Barca president Joan Laporta recently met with Messi’s father Jorge and is working hard to bring him back to Spain.