Paris Saint-Germain is ready to offer Lionel Messi a three-year contract
Paris Saint-Germain is ready to offer it to you Lionel Messi Sources said that a three-year contract to move to the French capital ESPNThey feel a deal is close after positive initial talks with Messi’s representatives.
Earlier on Friday, the PSG coach said, Mauricio PochettinoShe confirmed that the signing of the 34-year-old “was a possibility,” sources said ESPN More negotiations are scheduled with Messi’s father and agent, Jorge, on Monday, or possibly soon.
Sources told ESPN that PSG contacted Messi on Thursday after Barcelona’s unexpected announcement that he would not sign a new deal with them. PSG sporting director Leonardo and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi are very involved in conversations with Messi as they have been in contact with his father Jorge for some time.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the French Ligue 1 season opening for Paris Saint-Germain, Pochettino confirmed that information. “naturally [fichar a Messi] “It is a possibility. The club is working on it and if there is any information we will inform it as soon as possible,” he said.
The sources added that the addition of Messi to Paris Saint-Germain will increase the chances of signing Mbappe, whose contract will expire next summer, on a new long-term contract with the club. This would hurt Real Madrid’s hopes of signing the 22-year-old on free next summer.
Messi’s arrival in Ligue 1 could also mean that PSG will end its interest in signing Manchester United midfielder Pogba, meaning that his contract at Old Trafford will expire before he becomes a free agent next summer.
PSG have long expressed their desire to sign Messi since he announced in August 2020 his desire to leave the Camp Nou. The sources said ESPN That while on vacation in Ibiza with Messi, Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain persuaded him to join the club. Messi also held talks with Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes and Marco Verratti on the matter. Tamim bin Hamad, owner of Paris Saint-Germain, is keen to include Messi for the club, sources said ESPN It will keep you informed of all the conversations. Bin Hamad wanted to sign Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo Since he bought the club in 2011.
However, PSG will have serious financial consequences if they manage to lure Messi to the club. While he is a free agent after exhausting his contract with Barcelona, the 34-year-old will still have a lot to offer in terms of salaries, commissions, subscription fees and bonuses.
Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, said on Friday that he did not want to raise false hopes about Messi’s return chances, adding that no one was greater than the club.
“I don’t want to create false hope,” Laporta said. “During the negotiations, we learned of other offers of Messi. There was a time limit, for us and for them, because they needed time.
“The leagues are starting. I’m not willing to mortgage the club for 50 years to anyone. The decision has been made, there is no longer a margin, the reason is fair financial play. We have a limit when it comes to player salaries.” .