Paris Saint-Germain always attracts attention every season regarding the future of its stars. After all eyes were directed last season to Kylian Mbappe, who was persuaded by the Qatari owners to extend his contract, the name of Argentine Lionel Messi, whose contract expires in the summer, is frequently mentioned.
Messi had signed for two seasons when he joined the Parisian team in August 2021 from Barcelona, with the option to extend for an additional year if the two parties agreed to that.
During the last World Cup, in which the Argentine was chosen as the best player in the world in front of all the eyes of the Qatari owners of Paris Saint-Germain, the player and the club reached an initial agreement to extend his stay in Paris.
All that remained were the financial details, which seemed like a minor matter given the player’s performance at the time.
But with the advent of the new year, attitudes have changed on both sides. The team’s exit from the final price of the Champions League football club only led to a worsening of matters.
It seems that Messi is no longer attracted to continue his Parisian adventure, and it seems that giving on the field at the age of 36 at the same level is no longer easy.
The Argentine received an offer on the table from Inter Miami, and from the Saudi League, without forgetting that Barcelona’s door will always be open for him to return.
The player still bears pain from the French fans, who considered him a year ago responsible for the team’s exclusion from the Champions League final price.
And this time, the fans were more lenient towards Messi than the previous year, although the team reaped its fourth loss in the Sunday League, and the first in front of its fans.
The audience was able to announce his name in the starting line-up with whistles as well as during the match, but not with the strength of its criticism of him last season, which remained clearly engraved in the player’s memory.
The player did not accompany his colleagues to greet the crowd in the stands at the end of the match, after the loss from Rennes.
In recent days, rumors have multiplied about the Argentine player’s lack of interest in continuing in Paris.
On the other hand, the situation also changed, and the club’s management became less interested in offering a fee that would keep the player in the team’s ranks.
Paris Saint-Germain sails on the borders of fair financial play, and the International Federation of Football Associations monitors the accounts of the European Union for the game, especially regarding Kylian Mbappe’s contract.
And dispensing with Messi will give the club some financial maneuvering to prepare for the next season, which will center mainly on Mbappe.
And all this comes in the midst of a cloudy situation that the club is going through after exiting the Champions League, which appeared in front of Rennes, as the players’ performance left many question marks.
Without enthusiasm in the ranks of the team, the future of the club and its coach, Christophe Galtier, appears in the wind.
It also seems that the club project needs to start from bringing enthusiasm to the team, and it seems that Messi is not the right man to achieve this.
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