Lionel Messi tells Argentina teammates he is set to STAY at PSG, will join MLS later in his career
Lionel Messi tells his Argentina teammates he will stay at PSG and join Major League Soccer later in his career… even though David Beckham’s Inter Miami are desperate to sign him this summer
Lionel Messi reaffirmed to his Argentina teammates that he is willing to extend his contract at Paris St Germain before exploring a move to Major League Soccer.
Messi, who raised his tally of international goals to 102 with a hat-trick during Argentina’s 7-0 win over Curacao on Tuesday, held initial talks with PSG about extending his contract beyond this summer and believes that the most likely scenario after that is to play. in the MLS.
As Sportsmail reported, the Paris offer is the only deal on the table that Messi’s father Jorge is discussing, despite speculation surrounding other proposals.
Inter Miami have been candid about their interest in Messi and offered him the chance to invest there, but the 35-year-old has yet to decide which franchise is best for him once his time in Europe is over.
He remains committed to winning another Champions League before he leaves for the United States and is eager to understand what PSG’s new project will look like.
Lionel Messi has told his Argentina teammates that he will probably stay at PSG this year.
Messi has been linked to Major League Soccer but wants Champions League glory with PSG
The Qatar-owned French outfit is expected to make a number of changes to its management structure this summer.
The future of Christophe Galtier and Luis Campos is in serious doubt as they look to bring in younger French players, such as Michael Olise from Crystal Palace, and reduce the level of their investment.
PSG are saddled with big salaries and Messi is believed to earn around £740,000 a week ($917,000).
If the Qataris manage to buy Manchester United and remain confident of winning that offer, their plan is to bring a greater French identity to the Paris team.
That would also point to Marcus Rashford staying at Manchester United, where talks about his new contract continue.
However, PSG may still consider offers for striker Hugo Ekitike, who has not made the desired impact since turning down Newcastle to join them from Reims last summer.
Ekitike signed on loan, but PSG have the obligation to buy if they win the league.
David Beckham’s Inter Miami have made no secret of their desire to bring Messi to MLS
But now it looks like Messi will stay in Europe for a while longer before playing in MLS.