The time for choice has arrived. Embarking on his last year of contract at Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi had been clear. The 35-year-old Argentine didn’t want to talk about his future until the World Cup was over. And today, Messi is clearly in a strong position. Crowned with Argentina, the number 30 of the Rouge et Bleu has the freedom to choose his next team. In Barcelona, despite the Blaugranas’ financial difficulties, Joan Laporta continues to make foot calls to his former player.
“For us, he is the best of all time. We had him here and he became a player here. I am convinced that, in his heart, he is a Culé. He is a reference Culé and will always be linked to Barça. We would love for him to come back, but it’s something we’ll have to wait and see.”, he said recently. Unfortunately for Barça, The Parisian dropped a bombshell the night before last by announcing that PSG and Messi had a verbal agreement to extend.
Messi feels good in Paris
Info or intox ? This morning, the Catalan press confirms the trend. Mundo Deportivo ensures that Messi is very close to extending his stay in Paris. The Spanish daily specifies that Messi has not received any other offer than that of PSG. There was interest from several other teams, but all dropped out. The reason ? They came up against Messi’s well-being in the French capital and his good relationship with his club.
Regarding Barça, there has never been anything concrete from the Blaugranas who could only bet on the player’s affection for the Catalan city. Financially, it is impossible for the Culers to fight against a PSG ready to pay a 35-year-old player up to 30 million euros per year. Apart from the financial side, PSG also brings together another decisive factor in the choice of Messi. After the World Cup, Messi was reinforced in the idea that he was still sharp despite his age. Leaving for MLS (where Inter Miami is courting him) was therefore deemed premature. Messi still wants to fight in a competitive team. This is the case of PSG, especially in the Champions League.
Pub. the 23/12/2022 08:23
update the 23/12/2022 08:24