Lionel Messi is nearing his move to Paris Saint-Germain as the 34-year-old is in the French capital to complete the signing.
Once the Argentine forward is announced as the latest player to join the Ligue 1 side, the shift turns back two files. One is the contract extension of Kylian Mbappé. When it comes to what the arrival of Messi has in influencing Mbappé could be a significant one.
Despite Real Madrid remaining on the lookout, hoping to land the 22-year-old this summer as Goal reports that the PSG leaders are confident in the finalization of Messi’s transfer and wish to form an attacking trio made up of La Pulga, Neymar, and Mbappé.
Furthermore, the Ligue 1 side expects UEFA to be more flexible due to financial constraints caused by the current health crisis. Also, the French government could lend a hand as the acquisition of Messi, and the renewal of Mbappe’s contract are both seen as beneficial contributions to the country’s football and France as a whole.