According to Barca Blaugranes, Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are keeping a close eye on Lionel Messi’s contract situation at Barcelona and want to make the star a last-minute offer.
Barcelona’s contract with Lionel Messi terminated on July 1, 2021. That means the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is currently unattached and willing to discuss a contract with any team that makes an offer.
In the current transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have a history. Georgino was signed by the Parisians ahead of Barcelona.
Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are keeping a close eye on Lionel Messi’s contract situation at Barcelona, according to Barca Blaugranes, and want to make the star a last-minute offer.
On July 1, 2021, Barcelona’s contract with Lionel Messi expired. That means the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is currently unattached and open to discussing a contract with any team interested.
Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have a history in the current transfer window. The Parisians signed Georgino ahead of Barcelona.
PSG favourites to sign Lionel Messi after Barcelona legend becomes FREE agent https://t.co/nQBOEubRzl— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) July 1, 2021
Lionel Messi’s father in contact with PSG while negotiating a deal with Barcelona
According to the aforementioned source, Lionel Messi’s father, Jorge, is in contact with Paris Saint-Germain while also negotiating a deal with Barcelona.
Despite interest from a host of European clubs, including PSG and Manchester City, Barcelona president Joan Laporta is confident that their 33-year-old captain will sign a new two-year deal with the Catalan giants.
Considering Barcelona’s financial problems and La Liga’s stringent wage rules, contract talks between the Blaugrana and Messi have taken longer than they should have. Barcelona will be forced to sell some of their fringe players to free up their wage bill to be able to afford Messi’s huge wage demands.
Despite interest from elsewhere, it is difficult to imagine Messi playing for any team other than Barcelona come next season. The 33-year-old is currently with Argentina, who are preparing to take on Ecuador in the Copa America 2021 quarter-final.
Former Madrid captain and Barcelona captain together at PSG?https://t.co/a625xt8YQJ— AS English (@English_AS) July 2, 2021