Mystery still surrounds the future of Argentine star Lionel Messi and his current team, Paris Saint-Germain, leaders of the French football league.
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Messi has yet to resolve the issue of renewing his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain, which expires in June 2024, amid the expectation of his former club Barcelona who want to restore him, in addition to the desire of the Saudi club Al-Hilal has included “flea”, responding to the transfer of the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo to the ranks of the rivals with a victory.
Famous Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who specializes in transfer market news, stated that: “Negotiations between Leo Messi and Paris Saint-Germain are ongoing and the issues have not been resolved.”
And he added via his Twitter account: “Messi’s representatives will meet with the board of directors of Paris Saint-Germain in two to three weeks at the latest to discuss this issue once and for all.”
And he continued: “As soon as he meets with representatives of Messi, Paris Saint-Germain will present their official offer, and the duration of the contract and the final details of his signing will be discussed.”
Messi said on Friday that he intends to live in Barcelona and settle there permanently after retiring from football.
And while Paris is not deciding the future of the Argentine star, Barcelona are watching the status of his former legend as they wait for the opportunity to return him to the ranks of the Blaugrana.
Spanish journalist Gerard Romero said in a video he posted on his Twitch page on the occasion: “Barcelona is ready for all scenarios if Messi decides to return.”
He added: “For now, Messi doesn’t really want to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be renewed.”
And Romero concluded: “Jorge Messi, the player’s father, is not in favor of returning to Barcelona, but Javi Hernandez, the Catalan coach, wants Messi. Let’s see how things go.”
Notably, 35-year-old Lionel Messi joined the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer deal in the summer of 2021, when he was forced to leave Barcelona after the end of his contract, and the Catalan club failed to renew his contract. as a result of his suffering from the financial crisis.