While his contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain seemed acquired, Lionel Messi would have changed his mind since Argentina’s victory in the World Cup.
This could be very bad news for Paris Saint-Germain. While his case seemed settled, Lionel Messi could finally not extend his contract with the capital club, which ends at the end of the season.
According to Le Parisien in particular, Lionel Messi had given an agreement in principle to PSG, during the month of December, for the continuation of their collaboration. But according to Gerard Romero, the seven-time Ballon d’Or has changed his mind in recent weeks, especially since Argentina’s victory in the World Cup.
Contamos que HOY, día 23 de enero, HOY.
Leo Messi has no intention of renewing his contract with PSG.
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) January 23, 2023
A return to Barça for Messi?
Gerard Romero was the first to announce the transfer of Jules Koundé to Barça, and he is described as close to the Catalan management. Via Twitch, the Spanish journalist assured that Messi has been approached by several European clubs, but hasn’t made a decision regarding his future. Relations between “La Pulga” and Barça have improved in recent months, and a return to Camp Nou is all but ruled out.
According to journalist Sergio Gonzalez, several reasons led Messi to change his mind with his future. The player would be disappointed with his relationship with PSG supporters, and he would be embarrassed by the fact that Kylian Mbappé is too “protected” in Paris. In addition, he would regret that his club did not pay tribute to him at the Parc des Princes after his victory in the World Cup.
For his next club, Lionel Messi will not favor money, assures Sergio Gonzalez. The Argentinian wants above all to continue playing at the highest level, and to have fun.