Leo Messi will not remain at PSG
The soccer world is in shock after news broke that PSG will not renew Lionel Messi’s contract. The decision came after tensions between the club and the Argentine player increased in recent weeks. PSG had already activated the option to extend Messi’s contract for another season, but it remained for the striker to do the same with his. However, when Messi’s agent traveled to Paris to learn about the club’s project, the relationship between the two parties began to cool.
Sanctioned with two weeks suspension from playing, training and pay
Messi, meanwhile, has been suspended by PSG with a two-week ban from playing and training, as well as from receiving his salary. This coincides with the serious sporting crisis at PSG, which has lost three of its last four home games and has seen its lead in the local championship reduced with respect to the second place. In addition, Messi finds himself in an unprecedented situation in his career, with no clear future and suspended.
Offers from other teams
Nevertheless, Messi has received some offers from other teams. Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal have offered him 400 million euros for one season, but have yet to make a formal offer to the player’s family. Barcelona, for their part, have sounded out the Albiceleste captain with the possibility of returning to Camp Nou. The illusion for the Argentine’s return was added to that of Xavi, but there is still nothing concrete.
Travel without club authorization
The end of the relationship between Messi and PSG came after the striker traveled to Riyadh for an advertising engagement without the club’s authorization. This has also affected his monthly salary estimated at around €3.37 million. Messi will miss at least the matches against Troyes and Ajaccio, and his suspension adds to the sporting crisis that PSG is going through.
An abrupt end
This abrupt end between Messi and PSG has come as a surprise to many, as they had reached an agreement in principle for the striker to complete the optional contract year they had agreed in 2021. However, the relationship between the two parties began to cool and finally PSG decided not to make use of the option to extend Messi’s contract for one more season.
No clear future
Messi is at a crossroads in his career, with no clear future and sanctioned. Despite offers from other teams such as Al-Hilal and Barcelona, he has yet to make a decision. In the meantime, the soccer world waits expectantly to know what will be the next destination of the Argentine star.