After a complicated first season, Lionel Messi is finally at ease at PSG. What a hope to see him write another beautiful page in his career. Nevertheless, from next summer the question for the future will rise again. Another year in Paris for Messi or a departure?
Will Lionel Messi only mesmerize PSG supporters in small doses? Since its signing in the summer of 2021, the Pulga has not always shown the level that made him a seven-time Ballon d’Or. This season, however, things are going better for PSG. Since the resumption, he has scored eight goals in all competitions, including a Champions League gem on Benfica’s lawn on Wednesday. Paris fans can finally indulge, but until when? That is the question that will arise in Paris in the coming months.
Paris, Barcelona or Miami for Messi in 2024
His contract runs until June next year. Then, at the age of 36, he will be free to join in anywhere. A boon to his former club, FC Barcelona, who dreams of taking it back soon. It’s even a personal promise from Joan Laporta. The Blaugrana leaders make frequent speeches in this direction, as did the finance director who assured Barca that, if necessary, they would find the economic means to bring Lionel Messi back to the Camp Nou. But from dream to reality there is sometimes a giant leap. According to ESPN Deportes, the chances of Messi signing with Barcelona are currently slim.
Messi loves Paris and PSG. It is not out of the question to see him extend his lease in the capital for the 2023-2024 season. In addition, the Paris club would offer him much better salary guarantees than his Catalan counterpart, which is still financially on edge. An extension offer is legitimate given Messi’s satisfactory performance at the moment. Finally, sportingly, if Barca do a little better and get closer to Real Madrid in the race for the title in La Liga, the difficulties in Europe will not make it a contender for the Champions League title. Even the round of 16 of the event is far from guaranteed for Xavi’s formation after the recent defeat at Inter Milan.
To make matters worse in Catalan affairs, David Beckham and his Inter Miami get involved in the file. The former footballer aims to make the best transfer in MLS history by signing the Pulga. The city of Florida represents something for the player, who has had a pied-à-terre in the city. A long soap opera is likely to begin and again FC Barcelona could quickly become disillusioned.