From the Rumour Mills: Messi and Family learning French; PSG Transfer on the cards?

Messi’s contract at Barcelona ends at the end of season and will be free to sign a pre-contract with non-Spanish clubs.

Vedant Sharma Editor

Updated - 15 February 2021 5:55 pm

The transfer rumours around Lionel Messi have been doing rounds for several months and a latest report suggests that the Argentine and his family are learning French. Popular journalist Geoffroy Garétier has claimed that the 33-year-old is learning the language alongside his wife and children.  However, the Barca forward has been clear that he will wait for the season to end to take a final call on his future with the club. Notably, Messi’s contract at Barcelona ends at the end of season and will be free to sign a pre-contract with non-Spanish clubs.

Why Messi is more inclined towards joining PSG?

Garétier was quoted as saying, “Messi and all his family, his wife and children are being taught French. Why is he going to learn French if he is going to sign for Manchester City? This makes no sense. This information, in which I am very confident, is a very reliable source.”

Messi and Barcelona President were at loggerheads last season as the then President Bartemou didn’t allow the Barca star to move to another club. Messi is out of contract at Barcelona at the end of June and could look to complete the move away.

Manchester City – where former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola remains in charge – and French giants PSG are viewed as the Argentina star’s two most likely landing spots. But with Messi and family learning French and considering his close bonding with Neymar Jr, it seems the Argentine is likely to ‘Oui’ the Ligue 1 club.