Lionel Messi Most Likely to Sign a Contract Renewal With Paris Saint Germain

Lionel Messi Most Likely to Sign a Contract Renewal With Paris Saint Germain

Chukwu Ikechukwu
March 16, 2023 at 7:50 AM
  • Lionel Messi wants to continue at the highest level and will most likely renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain
  • There have been several speculations surrounding the Argentine’s future with his current PSG contract set to expire
  • Barcelona and MLS side Inter Miami are two of the clubs interested in signing the World Cup winner

Lionel Messi’s future as a Paris Saint-Germain player is still undecided as the 35-year-old is yet to put pen to paper on a contract extension with the Ligue 1 champions.

Messi signed a two-year deal when he joined PSG in 2021 and that contract runs out at the end of the season with Barcelona, Inter Miami and Al-Hilal all interested in snapping up the Argentine in the summer.

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Lionel Messi's current PSG deal runs out at the end of the season. Photo by Aurelien Meunier
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According to Barca Universal, the Argentine forward is most likely to renew his contract at PSG as it appears Messi wants to continue at the highest level especially after winning the World Cup.

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A return to Barcelona looks highly improbable for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner at the moment due to the club’s ongoing challenges with Financial Fair Play rules and corruption scandals.

PSG are now the favourites to retain the services of the 35-year-old superstar who is keen on playing in mainstream Europe for another season.

Al-Hilal to offer Messi €220m per year

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi could be set to join long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the joint highest-paid footballers in the world if he accepts a move to the Saudi Arabia Pro League.

Al-Hilal are set to offer the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner a whopping €220million per year deal to match the package Al-Nassr gave Cristiano Ronaldo, Goal reports.

Ronaldo currently earns a whopping £177million per year at Al-Nassr, and will also serve as an ambassador after his playing career concludes in 2024.

MLS hoping to attract Lionel Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Lionel Messi could still wind up in Major League Soccer next season? The league's commissioner, Don Garber certainly hopes so and is willing to make exceptions to bring the superstar to MLS.

MLS outfit, Inter Miami have made no secret that they want the World Cup winner next season. The league's financial restrictions may scupper any deal, but Phil Neville's team aren't giving up hope yet.

If Inter Miami isn't enough to entice Messi, Garber is considering offering the World Cup winner the chance to own an MLS franchise.

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