PSG Willing to Spend €75 Million on Lionel Messi’s Replacement if World Cup Winner Leaves

PSG Willing to Spend €75 Million on Lionel Messi’s Replacement if World Cup Winner Leaves

  • Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to sign Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford if Lionel Messi leaves this year
  • The Ligue 1 champions are willing to dish out €75 million to sign the 25-year-old England forward in the summer
  • The Argentine veteran is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with PSG and could leave as a free agent in due course

Paris Saint-Germain are already preparing for life without Lionel Messi, with the Ligue 1 champions having already identified the Argentine’s replacement.

The French club have reportedly identified Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford as the ideal replacement for Messi if the 2022 World Cup winner leaves Parc des Princes.

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Marcus Rashford has scored 18 goals and contributed eight assists in 31 appearances across all competitions for Manchester United this season. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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According to Sportskeeda, the French champions are willing to pay as much as €75-million to land Rashford in the summer, ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

PSG’s main target for now to is to persuade Messi, who is into the final six months of his contract, to sign a new deal with the Ligue 1 champions.

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Despite claims that a verbal deal was reached earlier in December, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has yet to publicly commit his future to the Parisians.

Messi breaks Ronaldo’s goal record

Meanwhile, Messi boosted his claim over Cristiano Ronaldo as the GOAT, by smashing another goal scoring record previously set by the former Manchester United star, The Sun reports.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner scored his 14th goal of the season against Montpellier last night, which takes him ahead of the Portuguese star's goal tally in top five European leagues.

The 35-year-old forward, who achieved his feat with 88 games less, has now scored his 697th goal - one more than Ronaldo, who has 696 goals in Europe’s top five leagues.

Messi says he 'completed football'

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on PSG superstar, Messi admitting he achieved everything in football, after inspiring Argentina to World Cup success.

La Albiceleste's captain finally laid his hands on the Mundial last December, scoring seven and contributing with three assists.

The 35-year-old Argentine genius also finished the tournament as the Most Valuable Player, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest footballers ever.