PSG Mercato: Lionel Messi Will Not Be Returning to Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain has long been rumored to be a destination for Lionel Messi, and now the possibility of seeing the 34-year-old in the French capital club has taken a step in that direction. FC Barcelona announced in a press release that the Argentine forward would not continue with the Spanish club. 

Although Barcelona and Messi had reached an agreement on a new deal to keep him with the La Liga side, and with the explicit intention of both parties signing a new contract today, it cannot be formalized due to financial and structural barriers. 

The question now is where will Messi head next, and the most logical situations are Manchester City and PSG. Last year, Neymar Jr. stated his desire to play with his former Barcelona teammate. Now that could become a reality, considering Messi was with several players from the French giants on vacation and posed for a picture with them. 

It will be interesting to see whether Les Parisiens decide to revisit this file while remaining patient in pursuing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. 

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