At the end of his contract with PSG, Lionel Messi is expected to leave the club as a free agent, and the trend is becoming clearer. Juninho has already revealed the next destination for the Argentine.
Lionel Messi has been linked with several clubs as he approaches the end of his contract in three months, including Bayern Munich, Inter Miami in MLS, and even Saudi Arabia where his rival Cristiano Ronaldo plays. There was talk of extending his contract at PSG for a while, but since the club’s elimination in the Champions League round of 16, things have changed. His name was loudly booed at the Parc des Princes before the loss to Lyon (0-1) last Sunday.
Although Lionel Messi has an option year to continue with PSG, it cannot be activated without the agreement of both parties. The current trend clearly suggests a separation. The seven-time Golden Ball winner, whose commitment to PSG is being questioned, is no longer inclined to stay with the Parisian team. As for the club, they are considering the savings they could make on the Argentine’s colossal salary.
PSG Mercato: Juninho, “the best choice for Messi is to return to Barça”
Talking about the future of the 35-year-old player, Juninho dropped a big clue. According to the Brazilian, “the best choice” for Lionel Messi “is to return to FC Barcelona” this summer. Moreover, the Catalan club has been calling for the return of their former No. 10.
“To return to Barça, but in a different way,” Juninho clarifies, because according to him: “with the same contract, it could go wrong with the supporters.” But “if he returns to Barça, with his heart, a different speech, and a contract under the conditions of today’s Barça, it can be a good choice,” explained the new RMC Sport consultant. Recall that Lionel Messi left FC Barcelona freely to sign with PSG in August 2021. His departure had angered the Catalan supporters.