Lionel Messi is likely to snub the Paris Saint-Germain contract offer in order to depart

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi signed for Paris Saint-Germain last season after his contract expired with Barcelona. The Argentine could not sign a contract extension as the Catalan giants could not afford his services. The financial crisis for the club has been managed somewhat by the incoming President, Joan Laporta. Coincidentally, it was under Laporta’s first reign that Lionel Messi rose to prominence.

The President and Manager, Xavi Hernandez both have expressed a willingness to bring Lionel Messi back to Camp Nou. The Argentine legend has a contract with Paris Saint-Germain until the end of this season. Reportedly, the French champions are planning to offer him a contract extension in Paris. However, reports have explained that the superstar is set to snub such an offer in favor of a transfer.

It is not surprising as Lionel Messi never really wanted to leave his boyhood club. It is quite possible that the player wants to hold out for a possible move back to Barcelona after the season ends. However, whether Blaugrana can sign him as per financial rules is yet to be seen.

Paris Saint-Germain wants to retain Lionel Messi for a little longer

The Parisians have built their team around the strike partnership of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe. Luis Campos has stressed the importance of signing players that fit the system regardless of their status in the market. The Executive believes that the French Champions have made mistakes in the past by signing big-name players that have a similar style of play.

Luis Campos reportedly refused to sign Ousmane Dembele this summer because of tactical reasons. Paris Saint-Germain does not play with wide wingers and the Frenchman prefers to play as a winger. The approach from the Executive and Manager, Christophe Galtier has been clear. They want to build a team of good players not a team of superstars.

However, they have built a team around Lionel Messi and the Argentine is very much a part of their plans. Thus, the club has no hesitations in offering him a new contract. There are a lot of financial benefits of having Lionel Messi in your squad as well since he is a brand in himself. However, the final decision will rest with the player. It is expected that the legend will decide his future after the FIFA World Cup!!

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