The French media criticized Lionel Messi heavily during his two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain. As the 35-year-old’s contract will expire in June, many pundits like RMC Sports’ Daniel Riolo are calling for PSG to let the Argentine exit.
In Riolo’s latest rant, he states that Messi is not involved in the PSG project and must leave at the end of this 2022-23 season.
“Messi, he is cooked and especially his side I do not speak, I never say anything, it feeds me to a point which is unbearable,” Riolo said on After Foot RMC (h/t GOAL).
“It feeds me. See him happy with Argentina, limit on the dance floor, I think it’s extraordinary, but so much the procrastination of the rumor … They will really realize that Messi has nothing to do with PSG?”
Furthermore, Riolo hopes that PSG’s leaders, such as sporting advisor Luis Campos and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi can realize that extending isn’t an ideal move for the Ligue 1 side.
“The leaders will finally open their eyes that he doesn’t care about PSG?” Riolo continued. “And the fans will understand that Messi doesn’t give a shit and that the thing to do is to say goodbye, thank you, to the see you again?”
Messi reportedly isn’t keen on lowering his wages during these contract extension talks, which might help the capital club decide that continuing discussions and reaching an agreement might not be ideal.
The wages that Messi and Ramos earn, for that matter, can be used to build depth around the squad and help build the team with Kylian Mbappé being at the center.