The moment his surprising move from Barcelona to PSG, Leo Messi He signed a two-year contract with the Parisian club. The first was undoubtedly complicated and tumultuous despite making Ligue 1 last April, but the early signs of the current season are much more positive, with a more harmonious working relationship with its partners. Neymar Y Kylian Mbappe in an assisting and playmaker role. But the expiration of your current link, in June 2023transforms his renewal into a race against time in which the Catalan team itself would be involved, which does not see a possible return with bad eyes.
Work is already underway in France to get his signature. As reported this Friday by Manu Carreño, of the Spanish media Cadena SER, the PSG dome would have already offered the Flea to renew under very similar conditions to the current ones (an amount of EUR 30 million per year) for another year, with an option to extend that agreement until 2025. It would respond to the intentions that sports director Luis Campos had expressed in an interview with RMC Sport: “I asked Messi if he wanted to stay and I told him I hope he stays here during my tenure here. [3 años]”, he claimed. “I’m very pleased with Leo.”
In Catalonia, however, they do not rule out setting up a return operation. On Wednesday afternoon, the economic vice president of Barcelona, Edward Romeucreated the illusion of the fan blaugrana for seeing his team’s all-time goalscorer wearing his shirt again:If I came back it would be free so it would be viable in my areaalthough I didn’t budget it. He is an icon of the club, this will always be his home‘, he assured in an interview with the radio program El Matí de Catalunya.
However, Romeu was immediately responsible for introducing certain nuances to his statements, related to the economic situation of the club and the determination that Messi himself must make: “It’s definitely something we can do, but it would be a technical decision and a players decision“, he warned. ‘No one will find me here, because I don’t know about this. We cut the payroll by 150 million, we made an effort with the wages this summer, and since it would be free, we can do something put it on”, concludes the leader.
Although they indicate from Cadena SER that Leo is already studying the offer to continue at his current club, it is expected that, as he did during the 2021 Copa América, don’t make a decision until you are done fulfilling your obligations with the Argentina team in what its maximum short-term target is, Qatar 2022 World Cup. The scenario is, of course, very different: Messi’s contract with Barcelona expired during the continental tournament last year and now he will no longer have the same urgency to make a decision. Yes, it will be of utmost importance to PSG, given that From January, Messi can negotiate with any club that offers him a pre-contracta situation that Barcelona could take advantage of to repatriate him.
La Pulga has already expressed the difficulties he went through during that first course in France, but the arrival of Christophe Galtier and his adjustment to life in Paris seem to have given Messi a level of stability he has not enjoyed in a long time. It is also known that the relationship between him and the current culé president, Joan Laporta (which he supported in the March 2021 elections), It’s not the best since its continuity became impossible in Spain. But if the story of his first arrival at PSG in August of last year proves anything, it’s that everything can change in a few days.