According to French media reports, another season of football superstar Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain seems more and more questionable.
The negotiations have not failed completely in the past few weeks, wrote “L’Équipe”. “But on both sides the chances of an agreement are decreasing.” The article was headlined: “Lionel Messi and PSG on the verge of divorce.”
According to the current status, the 35-year-old world champion from Argentina can leave the club free of charge after this season. Messi’s two-year contract will then expire. He switched from FC Barcelona to PSG in the summer of 2021 after the heavily indebted club simply could no longer afford Messi.
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Recently, however, the offensive artist’s heart club confirmed that they were in contact with the Messi faction for a possible return.
According to “L’Équipe”, Messi’s father and manager Jorge and PSG boss Nasser al-Khelaifi loosely agreed on a sequel during the World Cup in Qatar last November, but did not specify the details.
“Five months later, the world champion and the club from the capital are on the verge of the end of the adventure,” wrote the sports newspaper. Allegedly, PSG want to cut Messi’s salary by a quarter, as “L’Équipe” further reported.
However, the renewed whistles from PSG fans against Messi in the recent home defeat against Olympique Lyon should also influence the world champion’s decision. “Argentina is concerned about the treatment of Messi,” wrote broadcaster RMC Sport.