Lionel Messi’s contract is supposed to end next June. Two English teams would have taken it into their heads to steal him from PSG: Manchester City and Chelsea. The Parisian club would like to extend it.
According to information collected by Files, two Premier League teams have checked the name of Lionel Messi, with a view to the summer transfer window: Manchester City and Chelsea are considering making him a proposal in order to take advantage of his contractual situation with PSG. The Argentinian will indeed come to the end of his commitment next June. And although the Parisian club wishes offer him an extension, the native of Rosarino could be tempted by the idea of knowing a new experience. Especially since the English formations have the means to match his Parisian salary (41 million euros net per year).
La Pulga would like to take the time to reflect
Lionel Messi arrived in August 2021 from Barça. After weeks of waiting, Barça had informed him that he was no longer able to pay him substantial fees. The striker had a difficult first season at PSG, but seems to have found the fullness of his means, since the resumption of the championship. In all competitions, the Argentinian international (164 caps, 90 goals) has scored 11 goals and provided 12 assists in 16 games. Le Parisien recently clarified that the French club was working on the financing of the new contract of the ex-Ballon d’Or and that the player wanted to give himself time to think about his future.
The idea of a return of the striker to FC Barcelona appears regularly in the Spanish press. La Pulga, however, does not seem to have digested the attitude of Joan Laporta, when he left, which shouldn’t make the Catalans’ business any easier. It also seems unlikely that the Catalans will be able to align a salary of the same level as the English teams.