There was a new twist in the future of Lionel Messi as a recent report suggested that the 35-year-old wouldn’t extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Messi will become a free agent in June and has yet to determine where he’ll play next season.
Spanish journalist Gerard Romero reported on Monday that the Argentine isn’t set on remaining in Paris. However, he was later debunked by various other reports. Since then, there’s been even more information coming on Messi’s future.
Transfer window specialist Fabrizio Romano reported on Tuesday that the Messi situation has not changed. New meetings will take place soon with PSG to discuss the length of the new contract and then get it signed.
Leo Messi situation has not changed. New meeting will take place soon with Paris Saint-Germain to discuss length of the new contract and then get it signed. 🚨🇦🇷 #PSG
Leo plans to continue in Paris, verbal pact was discussed in December.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 24, 2023
Additionally, Messi plans to continue in Paris, and Romano says the two parties discussed a verbal pact in December. Meanwhile, in Argentina, TyC Sports’ Gastón Edul reported details of the contract extension talks.
🚨 Leo Messi veut RESTER et ne négocie avec aucun autre club que le PSG ! 🇦🇷⏳
Deux options possibles et discutées :
▫️ Lever l’option pour une année supplémentaire
▫️ Un nouveau contrat
— Hadrien Grenier (@hadrien_grenier) January 23, 2023
Edul revealed that there are two possible routes between PSG and Messi’s entourage, which is an exercise of the option for an additional year or a new contract.