Since Lionel Messi won the 2022 World Cup with Argentina, there have been conflicting reports about his future. Messi could return to Barcelona while others assured him he would extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
There are growing rumors about El Pulga leaving because PSG have not reached an agreement with the Argentine player on a contract extension.
The latest contract negotiations between Messi and PSG did not achieve satisfactory results. PSG want the 35-year-old striker to reduce his salary in his new contract to comply with financial regulations from UEFA. However, Messi’s side did not agree.
At this time, the European press repeatedly confirmed that PSG was preparing for Messi’s departure. At that time, Barcelona was considered the most likely destination. However, this deal is not easy to happen.
La Liga president Javier Tebas said: “If you ask me today, Messi’s return to Barca is very complicated. We have to see how that develops but some conditions will have to be met.
It is clear that Barca players will have to leave or have to take a pay cut to make the deal successful. And then you have to know the salary that Messi will get at Barca. When we talked, it was complicated for Messi to return to Barca.”
Tieu Lam | 06:08 04/28/2023