Given that Lionel Messi is in the final year of his contract with PSG, rumours have circulated that he will return to Barcelona. According to rumours, Messi has decided not to extend his stay in Paris even if the Blaugrana is trying to find ways to make the Argentine’s return possible.
Lionel Messi, the Argentine superstar who plays for the French club Paris Saint-Germain, has had a mediocre career there (PSG). He had tremendous success with the Spanish powerhouse Barcelona, but since going to the French city in 2021, he has been unable to replicate that success. He has only won a couple of titles at the domestic level, and the club’s European fortunes still need to be turned around.
As Messi enters the final year of his contract with PSG, rumours have circulated that the two parties had already verbally agreed to extend it. Nonetheless, despite the club’s financial difficulties, he has been linked to a return to Barcelona on numerous occasions.
According to a report from L’Equipe, Messi will not be renewing his contract with the Parisians, despite having the option to do so. His future with the club is in doubt after he was booed by PSG fans during their 0-1 loss to Olympique Lyonnais this past weekend (Lyon).
It would be intriguing to watch where Messi goes from here, even if the French tabloid is correct and the Argentine is set for a “divorce” from PSG. He’s willing to take a pay reduction to return to the Blaugrana, but the club needs to make serious cuts to its payroll bill. Inter Miami of the Major League Soccer (MLS) has been mentioned as a potential destination for him with the Catalans.