Paris Saint-Germain crashed out in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 again after their 2-0 loss (3-0 on aggregate) on Wednesday to Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.
As a result, the squad will need to finish the 2022-23 season wondering what went wrong and knowing changes are coming. Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos’s contracts expire in June, and manager Christophe Galtier discussed whether their possible exits will affect the squad.
“No, there is no doubt about the ability of these two great players with an incredible track record and who knows this kind of situation,” Galtier told reporters Friday (h/t Canal Supporters).
“In their career, they knew how to win this trophy, but they also experienced eliminations. They are used to it; they are very high-level players who go quickly from one match to another. Regarding their contractual situation, these are people who are used to managing this kind of moment.”
Messi reportedly favors an extension with PSG, and Ramos is showing that he has something left in the tank this season. However, sporting advisor Luis Campos must do what’s best for the squad.
If either player doesn’t want to take a massive pay cut and slide into a more depth role, then the Ligue 1 side should look to move on from the two veterans. Campos needs to construct a well-balanced team with depth and tying high wages to aging players wouldn’t be wise.