Huge news from Lionel Messi and PSG – Soccer World – France
Argentina captain Lionel Messi has reached an agreement in principle to renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. This was revealed by sports journalist Guillaume Balague.
The 35-year-old Messi’s current contract with the French champions expires at the end of June 2023.
Just a few days ago, the president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, said that he “would be happy” for Messi to return to Camp Nou, where he spent 21 years. However, according to the latest information, the management of the Spanish club did not come into contact with Messi.
The Argentine will sign a new one-year contract with an option to extend it for another season. Negotiations for Lionel Messi’s new contract lasted four months.
The final agreement on the contract renewal was reached at a meeting between Messi’s father Jorge and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in Doha.
“Practically everything has been agreed with Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona have not contacted him or his father to offer anything. In this case, Messi is not the one who does not want to return to Barcelona. He was not asked about this at all”, shared Balage.
“Messi is happy and when he returns after the holidays the agreement will be accelerated. He has a balanced and happy life in Paris, everyone is enjoying it, and he has a real chance to win the Champions League again. On top of that, it will help him to be a candidate for the Ballon d’Or once again”, said the renowned journalist.
It is practically all agreed with PSG
Barcelona have not approached him or his father to offer anything
So it is not that Leo Messi does not want to return to Barcelona. He has not been asked the question!
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) December 24, 2022