Argentine footballer Lionel Messi may get an extension by 24 months as Paris Saint-Germain are keen to open talks with the forward. Messi signed a two-year contract with Ligue 1 giants after his 21-year-long association with La Liga joints Barcelona ended. The two-year contract expires next summer and hence PSG owners are thinking of holding a personal talk with Messi over his future at the Parc des Princes.
It’s worth mentioning that Messi did not have the best of start with the Parisian club. The Argentinean icon struggled to hit the ground running last term. He scored 11 goals and provided 15 assists from 34 matches in his debut season and many deemed those numbers below par. Reports also emerged that Messi may seek a way back to Camp Nou.
But as the Argentine seems to have found his rhythm back having found the back of the net four times and provided seven assists for his teammates in nine appearances across all competitions so far, he may consider staying at least till 2023. And if PSG owners manage to convince Messi for an extension, the 35-year-old might stay till 2024 or even 2025.
Les Parisiens advisor Luis Campos is reportedly prepared to offer Lionel Messi a two-year contract extension if he maintains his form. According to L'Equipe [via GFFN], Messi's contract situation has emerged as an 'urgent' matter for the French giants. They are thus keen to begin negotiations over a new deal soon. However, the Argentinean is reluctant to engage in discussions until after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which ends in December.