While PSG has wanted to extend the Argentinian for several months, the latter recently expressed his desire to continue his adventure in France.
It seems that “love lasts three years”. If Lionel Messi showed Barcelona that he could go beyond, the Argentinian is very close to validating this adage with Paris. While the star who arrived in the summer of 2021 will see his contract expire in June 2023, PSG does not hide its desire to see it extended for at least a year. And he is very close to achieving it.
To achieve his goal, Luis Campos first studied the details of the Pulga contract, as he did for Marco Verratti, Marquinhos or Sergio Ramos, before making contact with Jorge Messi, the player’s father, in the during the month of September. His intentions were clear: extend his contract for one year plus another optional year.
For his part, Messi has been saying for many months that he would decide his future after the World Cup, which he has just won with Argentina in a legendary final. A message that his relatives have been transmitting since May, when the first rumors of a possible departure to Miami appeared.
Caution all the same in the upper echelons of the club
After a complicated first season, punctuated by a statistical record far from his standards and the whistles of the Parc des Princes after elimination in the Champions League on the lawn of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the new world champion feels perfectly well in the capital. (12 goals and 14 assists for the club since August). Just like his family, which is an extremely important point for him.
In recent weeks, the exchanges between the club and the player’s entourage have been more than positive. Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was also very involved in the discussions to convince the football legend that he was in the right place to win a new Champions League.
To the point that Messi has expressed his desire to continue his adventure with PSG. Does this mean that the agreement between all the parties is total? On this point, the information differs. Sources close to the former Barcelona man say there is already talk of an agreement in principle and an extension which will be settled when the seven-time Ballon d’Or returns from Argentina, where he is currently celebrating victory. from Albiceleste to the 2022 World Cup.
On the other side, we want to be more cautious. In the upper echelons of the club, it is explained that the discussions are positive and that the two parties want to continue their path together but that there is not yet a complete agreement. Question of vocabulary or simple caution? However, everything seems to indicate that Messi has a good chance of still being a Parisian for at least one season.
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