For months now, the trend has been towards extension for Lionel Messi. Even in Spain, where some media once spoke of the Argentinian returning to Barcelona, all the media explain that this is not currently a possibility, and that everything indicates that the Albiceleste star will extend his Parisian adventure. La Pulga would be particularly comfortable in Paris, in the PSG locker room as in her personal life, and she knows that her club is one of the serious candidates to win the Champions League every year.
But, there is a “but”. Thus, this Wednesday, the dailyTeam devotes a full article to this Messi file. Not necessarily reason to panic excessively, since the sports newspaper confirms that the trend is rather towards an extension in the spirit of the recent world champion. On the other hand, it will not be so easy to complete this new deal. For financial reasons already, since the Parisians could find it difficult to offer even the same salary to the Argentinian, following the fine of 65 M€ imposed by UEFA for non-respect of the FPF.
Financially not so easy!
Kylian Mbappé’s new contract also weighs heavily in the accounts and logically does not invite splurges for other players. The club also still owe money to the player’s entourage, with unpaid commissions dating back to his signing in 2021. Then there are also his clubs whispering in the ear of the Argentine and his family. The media thus explains that Inter Miami is a very serious candidate. Even if it is not the priority track of number 30 currently, he considers this project as interesting and his wife would be particularly seduced.
Saudi clubs are also on the move, and discussions will take place with several teams from the Arab country in the coming days. If the sporting challenge is logically not particularly appetizing for Messi, the Saudis can offer astronomical sums and hope to bring together La Pulga and Cristiano Ronaldo in their championship. Again, it is not necessarily yet the first choice of the former Barça. But PSG would do well to close this file quickly before the native of Rosario changes his mind…