The Marca reported on Tuesday that Lionel Messi will likely decline PSG’s offer to extend his contract in order to return to his former club Barcelona.
In 2021, Messi left Barcelona and made a free transfer to PSG.
“As of today, Leo Messi’s intention is not to extend his contract with PSG and, therefore, not to renew his deal with the Paris-based side,” Spanish journalist Gerard Romero was quoted as saying by Marca.
Romero has also said that Messi’s mindset has changed since winning the World Cup in Qatar.
“The victory in the World Cup in Qatar has changed his way of thinking, as he values other things for the immediate future.”
Now, Barcelona is thought to be the most likely destination for Messi’s signing. Inter Miami, a Major League Soccer team, has been mentioned as a possible destination for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner before. Inter Miami has a property in the area and has spoken with David Beckham about the move.
The 35-year-old star is also wanted by other teams, including Newell’s Old Boys, Inter Miami, and even Al-Hilal.
Rumors that Lionel Messi, an Argentine superstar, would follow in the footsteps of his long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo and sign with a Saudi Premier League (SPL) team this summer were refuted by Ibrahim Alkassim, the General Secretary of the Saudi Football Federation.
“At the moment we do not know anything about a possible Lionel Messi arrival, although I do not hide that, as Saudi Federation, we would like to have him one day in the domestic league,” he told Marca.
‘The idea of the Federation is always to improve our football, and of course we would like to see Cristiano and Messi in the same league again, but the truth is that we don’t know anything now,’ he added.