As PSG widens its deficit, a star could leave in January

As PSG widens its deficit, a star could leave in January

Paris Saint-Germain will appear before the DNCG in the coming weeks with a catastrophic financial record for the 2021-2022 season. According The Teamthe capital club lost more than 300 million euros.

While PSG’s deficit was estimated a few weeks ago by the sports daily at 300 million euros, it should rather be around 370 million, still according to The Team. And the main reason is all found: Kylian Mbappé. The 23-year-old Frenchman recently extended his contract with PSG, with a salary of 630 million euros over three seasons. While UEFA has decided to be more lenient for the 2021-2022 season, in terms of control over financial fair play, so that clubs affected by the covid pandemic in 2022 can recover fully, the PSG has decided to include a good part of Kylian Mbappé’s remuneration in the balance sheet for the 2021-2022 season, to knowingly inflate its deficit and thus avoid a significant sanction from UEFA and the DNCG.

FC Barcelona wants Messi back in January

Meanwhile, according to information relayed by Sport, FC Barcelona would intend to take action for the Argentinian Lionel Messi, next January. Indeed, the Pulga will be able to discuss from January 2023 with the clubs interested in his services, since the 35-year-old striker will then only have six months of contract with Paris Saint-Germain. If the Catalan club aims above all to recruit Lionel Messi for the summer of 2023, free of any contract, the 2nd in La Liga would also consider making a proposal to PSG in January.

But, very fit since the start of the season (11 goals and 12 assists in 16 games), Lionel Messi will probably not be sold by PSG during the winter transfer window. The leader of the L1 does not need a priori money, despite a considerable deficit, as we have seen above. Only an iron will from Lionel Messi could make such a move feasible, in three months.