PSG is considering extending Messi’s deal by another two years at the Barcelona center
Since Lionel Messi left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021, the global hit has been linked to a Spotify return visit to Camp Nou. Hypotheses kept pace with social opportunities until the 35-year-old entered the final year of his deal in France.
To be sure, Messi signed a two-year deal with PSG when he joined them on a free transfer. In case of approval of the Argentine symbol, there is a possibility of an annual extension. Nevertheless, a return visit to Barcelona has been heavily promoted in recent months.
President Joan Laporta himself rescinded the call, demanding in several meetings that Messi’s part in Barcelona is not yet over. Boss Xavi Hernandez is also open to his previous partner returning to the club for one last tune.
With that in mind, Barcelona has made progress towards retouching their relationship with the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner following the treatment of his departure from the club the year before.
The Blaugrana reportedly need to re-sign Messi in a year no matter what. In any case, PSG do not expect to go down easy as they try to keep hold of the Argentina captain beyond 2023.
As L’Equipe’s Loic Tanzi reported (h/t Mundo Deportivo ), the Ligue 1 chiefs are certainly exploring the practicality of extending Messi’s deal by another two years.
Les Parisiens are believed to be incredibly happy with his tenure at the club and the level of his displays and need to keep him for another two years.
In any case, Messi is not focused on his future and the FIFA World Cup in Qatar right now. It is only after the four-year party is far away that he begins to converse again about his agreement and future circumstances.
With Barcelona keen to bring Messi back and PSG’s goal to keep him, it will be fascinating to see what the 35-year-old symbol chooses at the end of spring 2023.