Lionel Messi is all set to continue to play for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), as he has reached an agreement verbally to renew the contract with one of the world’s wealthiest clubs, according to BBC. Messi’s PSG contract expiration date is due next summer, which led to a buzz he may return to Barcelona.
After winning the World Cup what’s next for Lionel Messi?
Lionel Messi surely gonna stay in PSG for at least 2 seasons or more and will be aiming to win the Champions League which he didn’t win since 2015 and will also be very close to breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s UCL goals record which Messi can break by scoring 11 goals and can break all-time top assists record with 3 more assists.
Pertinently, Barca President had publicly shown his desire to bring Argentina’s world cup winning captain back to the Nou camp, but Messi is instead believed to remain in France for the next year. Argentina’s highest goal scorer in the football WC, Messi contract renewal is also understood to have the option to continue with the French club until 2025.
Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta had earlier said he ‘would love’ to have Messi back at Barca, the club for which he has played for 21 years. However, as per the BBC article, Barcelona hasn’t approached Messi with the offer.
According to the agreement signed between PSG director of football Luis Campos and Messi’s father Jorge, after a four-month negotiation, a deal has been reached to renew the contract for a year with the option to extend it by one more year.
For Barcelona, the club Messi joined as a 13-year-old, he scored 672 goals in 778 games, however, he parted ways with the Catalan club in 2021 as the club could not honor the contract because of La Liga’s salary limit. Messi was also linked with Inter Miami but like it’s MLS stands for My last season and Messi can go to MLS after 2 or 3 seasons at PSG.
Lionel Messi already won everything in his footballing career after winning the FIFA World Cup 2022.