PSG manager comments on Lionel Messi: As Lionel Messi’s contract with the Ligue 1 club approaches its end, PSG boss Christophe Galtier has discussed the Argentine’s future.
The current Les Parisiens contract for the 35-year-old player expires on June 30. A fresh contract seemed to be almost finalised not so long ago, according to reports from many media sites, who claimed that a verbal agreement had been reached.
But, recent weeks have seen a change in the situation as it has been apparent that the contract negotiations are not as far along as had been claimed.
In fact, there have been rumours that Messi may not be entirely in favour of staying at Parc des Princes and that PSG may be wary of offering him a new deal.
PSG manager comments on Lionel Messi:
Messi has been strongly connected with a return to FC Barcelona during this time. Two years after allowing their former captain and club legend depart on a free transfer, the Catalan giants are eager to reunite with him.
With regard to Messi’s future, Galtier has now weighed in, claiming that it is still too early to discuss contract extensions and that any decision will be dependent on the wishes of all parties. He did emphasise, though, that the Argentine captain was content in Paris.
The topic of Messi’s contract extension is still premature. Leo, the management, and the president are known to have frequent discussions. I’ll say it again: it’s up to everyone’s will whether Leo stays for the coming season. Messi is content here, according to Galtier, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.
Messi’s father recently met with Barcelona president Joan Laporta while contract negotiations with PSG are still ongoing.
Also, it has come to light that Laporta supposedly apologised to the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner in an effort to patch up their strained relationship.
MLS and Saudi Arabia are both showing interest in Messi, but he wants to stay in Europe for at least another year. Hence, Barcelona may be a potential destination for the World Cup winner if an extension with PSG does not materialise.
Yet the Catalans’ precarious financial position would prevent them from offering Messi a hefty contract. So, it will be difficult to re-sign him.
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