World Cup winner Messi Paris Saint-Germain decides to extend his contract
Lionel Messi (35, Argentina), the “God of Football” who won his first title at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, has decided to extend his contract with his team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG, France), according to a local report.
The French daily Le Parisien reported on the 21st (local time) that “Messi and PSG agreed in principle to extend the contract on the condition of at least one year.”
Le Parisien explained that his father, Jorge Messi, who played the role of an agent, and the team’s leaders have been interacting regularly, and that the two sides reached an agreement earlier this month during the World Cup after about three months of discussion.
He said, “As soon as Messi, who is on vacation, returns to the club and sets the exact contract period and size, the negotiations will be finalized.”
The newspaper attributed the fact that PSG had the best power in Europe and that the family was satisfied with life in Paris to Messi’s decision to continue his company
Citing European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, the U.S. CBS also reported that the two sides have reached a verbal agreement to accompany them by the 2022-2023 season.
“It is right that we have reached a verbal agreement like Le Parisien’s report,” Romano said. “We are accompanied for at least one season, but the contract has not yet been officially signed.”
In this regard, a new meeting will be convened to set the contract period and wages, he added.
Once the contract is completed, PSG will be able to maintain an ultra-luxury triangular formation leading to Kylian Mbappe (France), Neymar (Brazil) and Messi.
Various speculations have been raised over Messi’s destination, who has entered his mid-30s.
Some predicted that he would return to Spain’s prestigious Barcelona, which has spent most of his career since his youth, and rumors of joining MLS Inter Miami, where David Beckham is co-owner, were also raised
“Barcelona has no financial capacity to embrace Messi,” Le Parisien pointed out.
Messi led Argentina to the championship by scoring two goals against France in the 2022 Qatar World Cup final.
In the final, Argentina won 4–2 on penalties after a 3–3 draw with France.
It is the first time in 36 years that Argentina has won the World Cup since the 1986 Mexico Games.
Messi was also named the tournament’s best player with seven goals and three assists.
Messi, who had not won the World Cup despite his big achievements such as Olympic gold medal, UEFA Champions League (UCL), Ballon d’Or, and Copa America, resolved his lifelong grudge by standing at the top of the tournament 토토추천