New Delhi: Playing in his last year of the contract with Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi was not named in the starting XI in the last game against Pays de Cassel. This again gave rise to the discussions of his future with PSG and speculations of him moving to a Saudi club like his contemporary Cristiano Ronaldo. While transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reported that the World Cup 2022 winning captain had a verbal agreement with PSG for an extension of his contract, the picture is not clear yet.
Leo Messi situation has not changed. New meeting will take place soon with Paris Saint-Germain to discuss length of the new contract and then get it signed. 🚨🇦🇷 #PSG
Leo plans to continue in Paris, verbal pact was discussed in December.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 24, 2023
Transfer expert and journalist Gerard Romero hinted that Messi might not be renewing his contract with PSG and might move back to Barcelona. Though there has not been any official confirmation yet, the news has made a buzz around the internet as Barca fans are happy with Messi’s return to the club.
Contamos que HOY, día 23 de enero, HOY.
Leo Messi no tiene intención de renovar su contrato con el PSG.
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) January 23, 2023
After Messi’s PSG faced Ronaldo’s Riyadh XI, SAFF General Secretary revealed that the Saudi Federation would like to have Messi in their domestic league. He also stated that they want to see Ronaldo and Messi in the same league but there is no official news as of now.
Lionel Messi’s contract with his current club expires on June 30 and clubs like Inter Miami, Newell’s Old Boys and even the Saudi club Al-Hilal are showing interest in making an offer to the forward.
In the last game, PSG beat Pays de Cassel 7-0 in the French Cup as their captain Kylian Mbappe scored five goals. He scored a hattrick in the first half to lay the foundation for a comfortable victory.