Lionel Messi’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is set to expire at the end of the season but reports emerging from France suggest that PSG are having second thoughts over his renewal.
This comes even after PSG’s sporting director Luis Campos said last month that the club is in discussions with Messi for his extension.
According to a report in L’Equipe, PSG fans are unhappy with the World Cup winner after their Champions League exit and are divided over whether Messi should be at the Parc de Princes. This is being viewed as a major factor in the board’s decision.
Messi’s contract runs out at the end of the season and he has been linked with a lot of clubs with Inter Miami and a return to Barcelona among the most talked about destinations.
Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after leaving his club, Barcelona, for what many to be a monumental transfer in the history of the sport. Messi’s transfer to PSG met with mixed reactions, the details of his move have been the primary talking point.
His contract with PSG reportedly worth up to €110 ($130 million) over two years, making him one of highest-paid footballers in world. The salary is broken into a base salary of €70 million ($83 million) €40 million ($47) in bonuses, including an image rights and loyalty bonus. contract also includes a potential third-year extension