PSG plan contract extension for Lionel Messi amid Barcelona rumours
Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is planning on extending Lionel Messi’s stay in the French capital. The club is reportedly interested in providing the former FC Barcelona star with a jaw-dropping price for a contract extension. The seven-time Ballon d’Or Winner joined FC Barcelona when he was 13. However, in the last year, he made an emotional move to PSG.
Messi, who has signed a two-year deal with the Les Parisiens, has scored six objectives and offered 14 assists in his debut season at PSG.
According to reports, the Ligue 1 Giants are desirous of retaining Messi by convincing the star with an increase in his salary cap and Luis Campos has been tasked to resume Messi’s contract at PSG.
However, based on current development, Messi could potentially return to his former club. Also, the report in Metro pointed out that Barcelona head coach Xavi hinted that Messi can return to Camp Nou following his stint with PSG.
‘Messi has been the most effective participant in the historical past’
“I wish to suppose that Messi’s time on the membership just isn’t over, not to mention the best way it occurred,’ Xavi mentioned earlier in July. “I believe he deserves a second probability, or one other probability, to point out that he can go away the membership nicely and that he has been the most effective participant in the historical past. For the subsequent 12 months, we’ll discuss it. However the query is whether or not I would love it, the reply is sure,” Xavi added.
Either way, this is an important move for Barca because of the way the season went for them. On the field, they faced flak but off the field, the loss was more as most of the sponsors left the club when Messi left.
while PSG, the club that hired him, was made with many sponsorship contracts that helped him increase his commercial income, Barcelona was stuck to be left without a reference, without a name, without a brand with which companies wanted to relate commercially.
PSG has conveyed to Leo Messi its desire to extend his contract beyond 2023, at which point his contract ends. The French club has seen the great sporting and economic benefits of having Messi in its ranks and wants to extend this relationship.
However, Messi isn’t going to make any decisions in any way before Qatar. The Argentina captain is very involved in the start of the season and the World Cup. Any decisions regarding his move will be taken only by the end of the year.