A few months before the end of his contract with PSG, Lionel Messi is reportedly at odds with the Parisian club over his contract extension.
Lionel Messi could leave PSG in June without achieving his goal of winning the Champions League. The Argentine international, who arrived from FC Barcelona in 2021, has not yet extended his contract with the Parisian club. Despite negotiations that have been ongoing for several months, the two sides have not yet reached an agreement.
The Lionel Messi file reportedly divides PSG internally, with some executives wanting to extend the contract of the seven-time Golden Ball winner. At the same time, some of the PSG leadership are reportedly not convinced by Messi‘s recent performances. Moreover, Lionel Messi‘s departure would allow Paris Saint-Germain to significantly reduce its wage bill. The Parisian club could save up to 40 million euros if the Argentine international does not extend his contract with PSG.
Meanwhile, PSG and Leo Messi are reportedly at odds over the terms of his new contract. According to journalist Dominique Sévérac, Paris Saint-Germain has offered a one-year extension, while the seven-time Golden Ball winner would like to extend for two years. These differences could benefit the Barcelona executives who dream of bringing Messi back this summer.
PSG Mercato: FC Barcelona would like to bring back Lionel Messi.
In an interview with Marca, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, discussed the club’s future objectives. He stated that keeping Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, and Kylian Mbappé was PSG‘s priority. However, Barcelona could disrupt PSG‘s plans for the Argentine world champion.
According to Gerard Romero, Lionel Messi is willing to take a pay cut to facilitate his return to FC Barcelona. Therefore, the PSG management will have to act quickly to avoid another disappointment.