Last January, Leonardo had already warned that PSG had his chair just reserved in case Lionel Messi decided to leave Barça at the end of the current season. And the latest news is that the Argentine star has still not extended his contract, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi would have taken action in the prospect of recruiting the striker of the Catalan club.
Status quo between Lionel Messi and Barça
At the end of his contract on June 30, Lionel Messi has still not renewed his commitment with Barcelona. Joan Laporta returned to the presidency of Barça last March and made the extension of the Argentine international his top priority. But for months of discussions, nothing is yet signed between the seven-time Golden Ball winner and the new boss of the Blaugrana. A situation that Paris Saint-Germain wants to turn to its advantage to try to get the services of the 33-year-old attacking midfielder.
And while the transfer market does not open until June 9, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has sent a firm offer to the former teammate of Luis Suarez according to journalist Marcelo Bechler, the same one who was the first to announce Neymar to PSG in 2017. An information later confirmed by the media TNT Sports Brasil.
PSG’s offer for Lionel Messi revealed
According to the Brazilian media, Paris Saint-Germain has proposed a two-year contract, plus an additional season as an option. According to the same source, the proposal of PSG is the same as that of Laporta to Messi, but Marcelo Bechler assures that Al-Khelaïfi and Qatar believe that they have made an “unbeatable” offer to the Pulga.
For its part, the management of the Spanish team continues to push to convince the protected of Ronald Koeman to stay and continue his adventure in Catalonia. The Messi story has only just begun.