Messi And PSG Reach Agreement In Principle To Extend Contract
Messi and PSG reach agreement in principle to extend contract. Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina's national footballteam, and Paris Saint-Germain have come to what is being called an "agreement in principle" regarding the extension of Messi's current contract.
After the month of June 2023, Lionel Messi, 35 years old and has led Argentina to victory at the World Cup held in Qatar, will no longer be bound by a contract with the French club.
Earlier in the week, Joan Laporta, the president of Barcelona, was quoted as saying that he "would love" for Lionel Messi to make a return to the Spanish club where he spent 21 years of his professional career.
Despite this, Guillem Balague, a Spanish footballjournalist, asserts that Barcelona has not contacted Messi about the possibility of him returning to the club. Messi's father Jorge and the director of footballfor PSG, Luis Campos, have finally reached an agreement regarding the terms of his son's contract after four months of discussions and negotiations.
He will enter into an agreement for one year, with an additional year available as an option. After that, an important meeting with the chairman of the PSG, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, took place in Doha.
European footballexpert Balague said:
It is practically all agreed with PSG. Barcelona have not approached him or his dad to offer anything. So it is not that Messi does not want to return to Barcelona. He has not been asked the question. Messi is happy with it all and when back from his holidays the agreement will speed up. His life in Paris is balanced, happy, everybody is enjoying it and he has a real possibility of winning the Champions Leagueagain. Plus, it will help him be a candidate again for the Ballon d'Or.- Guillem Balague
The seven-time winner of the Ballon d'Or was chosen as the player of the tournament at the World Cup, where Argentina defeated France in a penalty shootout to win the championship for a record third time. Argentina also set a new record for most championships won in a single tournament.
After finishing his time with Barcelona, Messi was able to become a free agent and almost immediately signed a contract that would keep him under contract for two years and give him the option to extend it for a third year in 2021.
For the team that competes in Ligue 1, he has made a total of 53 appearances and has scored 23 goals across all competitions.
The Argentine has now won one World Cup, four Champions League titles, one Copa America title, 10 La Liga trophies with Barcelona, and one Ligue 1 title in France with PSG. In addition, he has 10 La Liga trophies with Barcelona.
He set a record by scoring 672 goals in 778 games for Barcelona, the club he joined when he was 13 years old. Because of this, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest playersof all time.
Lionel Andrés Messi, also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains Argentina. Messi is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, having won a record seven Ballon d'Or awards, six European Golden Shoes, and being named to the Ballon d'Or Dream Team in 2020.
He spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, winning a club-record 35 trophies, including 10 La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles, and four UEFA Champions Leagues. He helped his country win the Copa América in 2021 and the FIFAWorld Cup in 2022.
Messi is a prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker who holds the La Liga records for most goals (36) and hat-tricks (36) as well as the UEFA Champions League record for most assists (192) and the Copa América record for most assists (192).
In addition, he has the most international goals of any South American male. Messi has over 790 senior career goals for club and country, the most by a single player for a single club.
In 2021, Messi parted ways with the Catalan club because, due to the salary cap in La Liga, they were unable to keep the new contract they had agreed to with him. As a result, he was unable to continue playing for the club.