Lionel Messi is expected to leave PSG in the summer unless he accepts a significant pay cut.
Lionel Messi seems to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires this summer unless the club’s Qatari owners decide to prioritize his extension.
The Argentine’s contract seems to get plus after winning the World Cup. But, the relationship between the parties involved has soured despite the fact that the original agreement he signed in 2021 includes a season-long option.Tensions have reportedly surfaced over the forward’s performances, as well as his entourage’s push for a better contract, in recent months.
Messi’s apparent lack of commitment has also been in analysis, despite the fact that he had a significantly improved season in his second year at the club, with 13 goals and 13 assists in Ligue 1. Getting rid of his salary may also relieve PSG of its Financial Fair Play obligations, as the club recently have an agreement with UEFA after being under fine. With interest from his former club Barcelona, as well as Inter Miami in the MLS, the only way Messi could stay in Paris would be if QSI chose to focus solely on securing a renewal – and even then, many would prefer to see him leave.
Lionel Messi plans to leave PSG
Messi’s current PSG contract expires on June 30, and the club has yet to reach an extension agreement with the Argentine forward. According to L’Equipe, the 35-year-old was leaning toward a longer stay at Parc des Princes following the World Cup, but that has since changed. Messi is on the verge of leaving PSG, who will only keep him if he accepts a significant pay cut from his current salary.
Messi currently makes over €3 million a month at PSG, which places him third on the club’s list of top earners behind teammates Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, according to a report last week from the same publication. According to GOAL, PSG is having trouble following the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and will have to almost 30% lower their payroll to keep Messi for another season.
The Argentine will make a decision about his future in the summer, but for the time being, he will concentrate on PSG’s next Ligue 1 match against Nice on Saturday.