PSG are keen on tying Lionel Messi down to a long-term deal. The Argentine attacker wants a new deal as Paris Saint-Germain remains his only priority.
However, the French club needs to convince him that they can still compete for silverware in European competition.
The 35-year-old is out of contract this summer, and he is intending to stay at Paris Saint-Germain in a bid to continue playing European football.
There are rumors flying around about Messi hoping to return to Barcelona, and a deal has also been struck with Inter Miami.
However, Messi had ruled out all these possibilities and wouldn’t even entertain the idea of returning to Argentina to play for his boyhood club, Newell’s Old Boys.
Since the Barcelona legend joined Paris Saint-Germain, he has scored 29 goals in 64 matches.
He was part of the PSG team that was eliminated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Messi wants another opportunity to lift the most prestigious title in Europe. Jorge Messi, Lionel’s father and agent, and PSG director Luis Campos have already agreed to the deal in principle.
Campos wants to make Messi part of the project in the future. Campos will be delighted if Messi continues with the club.
The club is currently discussing this with Messi’s father, Jorge Messi.
Messi is listening and would sign a new deal in relation to his own demands.
However, the PSG budget for new players may be limited next season due to financial fair play, and it will be very difficult to add quality to the squad.
In addition, the PSG director had promised that they would work within the financial constraints of UEFA.
The club has the plan of reducing the number of professional players, with Neymar likely to be transferred out of the club.
The club wants to give room for the young players to come in and not lose them to bigger clubs in Europe.
The only thing that can affect PSG next season is if Kylian Mbappe thinks of leaving the club.
Also, the club may be affected if the Financial Fair Play Act forces them to sell players.
Messi is the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or after winning the World Cup in Qatar with Argentina.
This season, Messi has scored 18 goals in 30 games for PSG, and for his national team Argentina, he has scored 30 goals and created 20 assists in the space of two years.
If he wins the most prestigious individual award, it is going to be Messi’s 8th Ballon d’Or.
He may win his second Ligue 1 title; PSG are currently leading second placed Olympic Marseille by eight points.
What do you think about Messi showing interest in staying at PSG? Will Barcelona fans be happy with him?