Free of any contract at the end of the season, Lionel Messi has already caused a stir in the transfer market since January 2021. If PSG and Manchester City are more and more announced as the most serious candidates to welcome him, the Barcelona star would have his own idea about the continuation of his career.
Lionel Messi convinced by Joan Laporta?
With the probable departure of Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, Leonardo has made it clear that Paris Saint-Germain has invited itself to the table of clubs interested in Lionel Messi. It must be said that since last summer, the six-time Golden Ball winner had not hidden his desire to change air, but had finally been held back by contractual obligations. Now free as of June 30, the 33-year-old Argentine international could pack his bags without any constraints.
However, Don Balon explains this Friday that the deal could finally change for the great friend of Neymar. Indeed, the Spanish media assures that the recent election of Joan Laporta as president of Barça could finally convince the Pulga to continue the adventure in Catalonia. Moreover, the sports newspaper says that Messi has voted for the new boss of the Blaugrana. And this return to the business of Laporta would change the game regarding the future of Ronald Koeman‘s protégé.
Antonella Roccuzzo, the wife of the former teammate of Luis Suarez, who was already preparing for the move, would now be convinced that his family is still very far from leaving Barcelona. The successor of Josep Maria Bartomeu having taken care to involve the family of the 33-year-old player in several discussions about his extension. A step that would be doing its effect since the native of Rosario seems to be more and more fulfilled at Camp Nou. A bad news for Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
PSG Mercato: Messi towards an extension in Barcelona?
In his column for Betfair, Rivaldo, former Brazilian glory of the club culé, everything leads today to believe that the compatriot of Angel Di Maria could soon initial a new lease with his club of heart.
“Messi seems more connected and happy since the arrival of Joan Laporta, a president he knows well. For this reason, I’m starting to believe more and more that Messi could reach an agreement with the new board and sign a new contract to stay at the club for a few more years. Messi has had a boost in confidence with the election of the new president, someone he knows well,” explained Rivaldo.
It remains to be seen whether Paris SG and Manchester City will be able to convince the best paid player of La Liga to stay on his initial decision. To be continued…