Messi is set to reject a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Reporter Gerard Romero, who is familiar with Barcelona news, said on the 24th (Korean time), “Messi changed his mind after winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He does not want to stay at PSG anymore. Messi will renew his contract with PSG. There are no doctors.”
Messi made a shocking transfer in the summer of 2021. This is because Messi, who played for Barcelona throughout his football career, moved to PSG. At the time, Barcelona and Messi’s contracts had expired, and Barcelona suffered serious financial problems and could no longer be with Messi. Messi also did his best to stay with the team, but decided to leave with tears in his eyes.
He was on a two-year contract. Messi, wearing the PSG uniform, took some time to adapt in his first season, but this season he has fully shown his true worth. He also showed great performance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Messi won the World Cup by leading Argentina, which is somewhat inferior in objective power.
Messi’s future was a big concern. A number of local media outlets reported that Messi had signed an extension contract with PSG. It was the reason that PSG had the possibility of winning the European Football Federation (UFEA) Champions League (UCL).
But Messi’s mind has changed. He will not sign an extended contract with PSG. There were three reasons. According to journalist Sergio Gonzalez, it was reported that he had a ‘bad relationship with fans’, ‘protection of Kylian Mbappe’ and ‘I don’t want any noise’. In particular, PSG’s operating method, which revolves around Mbafe, is leading to several problems.
Money is not a reason either. “Messi is not interested in joining a club for the money,” explained Gonzalez, “he wants to play football at the highest level and be happy.” 스포츠토토
Barcelona exists as a future club. Reporter Romero said, “Messi has received many offers from European clubs. He will decide soon,” and “Barcelona has a very good relationship with Messi and his entourage,” indirectly guessing his next destination.