Reports: Lionel Messi Will Leave Paris Saint Germain This Summer

Reports: Lionel Messi Will Leave Paris Saint Germain This Summer

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 4, 2023 at 6:41 PM
  • Lionel Messi is increasingly likely to leave Paris Saint-Germain
  • The reigning FIFA The Best player's current deal with the Ligue 1 giants runs out this summer
  • Reports indicate that Messi's relationship with PSG is deteriorating, and it's becoming less probable that he will remain in France

Lionel Messi is expected to bring his two-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain to an end this summer following the expiration of his contract.

Messi's representatives have been in contact with PSG about extending his deal, and things appeared promising during the World Cup in Qatar.

Lionel Messi, PSG
Lionel Messi will reportedly leave PSG in the summer. Photo credit: @brfootball
Source: Twitter

However, the situation has altered with the Argentine playmaker looking more likely to leave the club rather than extend his stay.

According to RMC Sport, Messi will exit the club when his two-year deal with the Parisians runs out in the summer.

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The report comes on the back of a section of the club's fans, who have turned on the player since they were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich last month.

He has since been subjected to two successive whistling and insults incidents at the Parc des Princes either side of the international break.

Meanwhile, Barcelona appears to be the most ideal destination for the 35-year-old, according to Foot Mercato.

Messi forcing his way out?

Further reports also indicated that the former Barcelona talisman is not prepared to lower his financial demands in order to remain with Paris Saint-Germain as negotiations for a new contract get complicated.

PSG are pressing for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner to pen extend his contract at the club as his current deal is set to expire at the end of the season.

According to GOAL, Messi won't accept a pay cut despite the Ligue 1 club's financial struggles as they attempt to satisfy Financial Fair Play requirements while trying to hold on to the Argentine.

6 possible destinations for Leo Messi

Lionel Messi is reportedly set to part ways with the French giants at the end of the 2022/23 season.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has reportedly received offers from across Europe and will study them soon, before deciding on his future.

With several teams ready to scramble for the services of Messi, Sports Brief assesses six possible destinations for the 2022 World Cup Golden Ball winner.

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