Messi signs new deal with PSG – media – RT Sport News

The footballing icon’s first contract with the Ligue 1 club will expire next June

Qatar 2022 star Lionel Messi has an agreement in principle to extend his contract at Paris Saint Germain, according to French media.

The 35-year-old is currently in high spirits after winning the World Cup with his country Argentina following a 4-2 penalty shootout victory in the final against club team-mate Kylian Mbappe and France on Sunday.

Reports have claimed that Messi will decide his future after the tournament, with a return to boyhood club FC Barcelona, ​​who he left for PSG on a free contract in 2021, also possible.

MARCA reported in mid-July that Messi’s side, led by his agent and father Jorge, were in talks for a contract extension.

According to Le Parisien, these negotiations had lasted for four months and a verbal agreement was already in place at the beginning of December.

On Twitter, transfer market guru Fabrizio Romano also confirmed the agreement in principle.

Football news site Goal reported that talks with Messi had advanced rapidly since winning the World Cup trophy with Argentina on Sunday, but PSG warned that nothing had yet been decided. put in writing.

It is currently unclear how long Messi will continue at the Parc des Princes, although some outlets have suggested the new deal will run until the end of the 2023/2024 season when Messi approaches 37, the age of her currently. clubless generational rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

After that, or whenever his time at PSG comes to an end, Messi is expected to head to MLS and play for David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise.

Messi has previously described playing in the United States as « a dream. » In 2024, it looks like Argentina will defend their 2021 Copa America crown won with Messi as captain, while Albiceleste manager Lionel Scaloni hasn’t ruled out his number ’10’ donning the iconic jersey during the 2026 World Cup, which will take place in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

“I think it makes sense to save him a place at the next World Cup. There are 26 places, what’s the harm in keeping him a place if he wants to continue playing? said Scaloni.

« He has earned the right to be able to decide what to do with his career and the Argentine national team. He doesn’t have any scores to settle if he still has any, which he never did for me.

Messi has vowed to continue playing for Argentina as he wants to do so as world champions. If he signs for another season at PSG, however, it seems unlikely that he will return to FC Barcelona as a player before hanging up his boots for good.


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