Argentine striker Lionel Messi had no intentions to move out of Camp Nou but Barcelona’s economic situation forced him to seek a future away from the club and the striker eventually landed in Paris. Messi moved to Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract (till 2023) for a whopping $104m fees. However, this move did not work that well for Messi as he has been struggling to a dish out a perfromance of his caliber since joining the Ligue 1 club.
Now, reports have emerged that Messi has been offered a new contract by PSG that will see him stay at the club till 2024. As per a report in Marca, PSG have already hinted to Messi that they are planning to offer him a new contract. However, there has nothing been officially presented by the club to Messi. Meanwhile, the 35-year-old Argentine has stressed that he is not keen on making a decision as yet.
Lionel Messi has asked PSG to wait till the end of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He will be making a decision on his future only after the World Cup concludes. This means that Messi would only have 6 more months left in his current contract by the time World Cup concludes. By January, Messi will have other options to explore and maybe a return to Camp Nou will also be on the cards.
Leo Messi situation ⭐️?? #PSG
▫️ Paris Saint-Germain really want to discuss a new deal, as reported by @marca.
▫️ PSG told Messi they are ready to offer a contract until 2024, in case he wants to stay.
▫️ Been told Messi will think about his future ‘only after the World Cup’. pic.twitter.com/OGUZYgHtsX
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 14, 2022
Lionel Messi’s potnetial returnt to Spain is still in consideration because there have been reports of FC Barcelona looking to re-sign the Argentine forward. If the Catalan giants manage to resolve their financial concerns, Messi would be more than happy to return to Camp Nou. However, PSG will never want that considering what Messi brings for them.
Apart from bringing sporting credentials on the field, Lionel Messi’s presence also brings large chunks of money for PSG. The club’s revenue had skyrocketted when they had signed Messi last summer and that’s the reason PSG would never let go off Messi.