Giannis Antetokounmpo with an unlikely comment to Saudi Arabia: “If you need a goalkeeper, let me know”
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Saudi Arabia is making waves for the exorbitant sums it offers to attract world-class athletes, and Giannis Antetokounmpo wants a piece of the pie. After Cristiano Ronaldo and his progress in the league, Karim Benzema and Lionel Messi were next in line for proposals.
With a tweet on his personal account, Giannis Antetokounmpo showed himself impressed by the contracts that have been formed and made it clear that he will be available in case someone needs… a goalkeeper for next season!
“I was just sitting on my couch scrolling through For you page. Messi Ronaldo and Benzema. If you’re looking for a goalie for next season, let me know,” the Greek Freak wrote and accompanied it with a laugh.
In the NBA, the trend is that poor-performing players get trolled on social media and get told that they should instead be playing in China. In top-flight football, the trend is for ageing and declining stars to seek greener pasture outside Europe.
In this case, it’s Saudi Arabia since the financial incentives in the country are nothing to scoff at. They could even make one the highest-paid player in the whole world.
Not that he will really go for this route since he has a redemption season coming up with the Bucks and their new coach, but Giannis Antetokounmpo would be an extremely formidable goalie.
Standing at 6-11 with a 7-3 wingspan, combined with the quickness and agility of a guard, Giannis would easily be able to track down any ball that comes his way. Soccer was also his sport growing up, and it could definitely be something he would invest in an alternate timeline.