Lionel Messi, who left Barcelona, is set to stay in Paris.
Fabricio Romano, a reporter specializing in the transfer market, said on the 24th (Korean time) that Lionel Messi plans to stay at PSG instead of going to Barcelona, his hometown.
The reporter said, “Messi’s situation does not change. A new meeting will be held soon and we will discuss the renewal period with PSG. After this, the contract will be concluded.” 스포츠토토
“Messi plans to continue playing in Paris, and in December, this was verbally communicated,” he said, saying that during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the two sides had already agreed to renew the contract.
Messi left his home team Barcelona for a long time in the summer of 2021 and moved to PSG as a free agent.
Barcelona, which suffered a financial crisis due to the reckless management of former president Joseph Bartomeu at the time, was unable to keep Messi despite cutting salaries and selling players.
Joan Laporta, who was elected as the new president at the time, was confident in renewing Messi’s contract until the end, but eventually had to let Messi go because he couldn’t meet the salary cap in La Liga.
Messi’s contract expires this summer. PSG may be in a hurry, but they are not in a hurry as much as they communicated in advance.
Spanish media Mundo Deportivo said: “Messi’s father and the club have been talking before the World Cup. An aide to Nasser Al-Khelaifi said the final meeting between the two sides will be held soon. But neither side is in a hurry.”
“PSG feel that Messi and his family are happy in Paris and it is certain that they will renew the contract for at least another year. The deal will be concluded in a few weeks,” he said.
Messi, who has been away for a year and a half since leaving Barcelona, where he has been for 20 years, is now gradually settling in Paris.