Announced to be leaving PSG for several weeks, Lionel Messi is already in the plans of FC Barcelona for the next season.
A few months before the end of Lionel Messi‘s contract with PSG, the future of the seven-time Golden Ball winner is still uncertain. The leaders of Paris Saint-Germain would like to keep the Argentine World Cup champion for next season. At the same time, Lionel Messi would be open to returning to his training club, FC Barcelona.
Despite an agreement after the World Cup, Lionel Messi has not yet extended his contract with PSG. Differences remain between the two parties, particularly regarding salary. La Pulga would like a salary increase, while PSG would be willing to offer him the same salary. In addition, Lionel Messi would like guarantees regarding PSG‘s ability to win the Champions League before making his decision.
For several weeks, FC Barcelona‘s leaders have reportedly been in contact with the Argentine international’s entourage to convince him to return. FC Barcelona‘s leaders would like to take advantage of his contractual situation to bring him back, to the detriment of PSG. According to information from Sport, Xavi has started to establish his game plan for next season with Lionel Messi. Barça could play with 4 midfielders with the seven-time Golden Ball positioned behind two attackers.
PSG Mercato : Paris SG prepares for Lionel Messi’s departure
If Lionel Messi were to leave, he would allow PSG to significantly reduce their wage bill. The Paris Saint-Germain could save nearly 40 million euros if the Pulga does not extend his contract.
In this context, the Parisians are reportedly looking for offensive reinforcements to compensate for the departure of the Argentine international. The capital club would like to sign a winger and a striker during the summer transfer window. PSG is looking to make a big move and is eyeing Bernardo Silva, Rafael Leão, and Victor Osimhen.