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PSG's decision that 'pushes' Leo Messi to Barça

Published:17/03/2023 - 20:16h

Updated:18/03/2023 - 00:02h

The renewal of Lionel Messi with Paris Saint-Germain is going through its most delicate moment, because the French club would not be willing to give in to the demands of 'La Pulga'... and are they 'closer' to FC Barcelona? for the next season?

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The future of Lionel Messi is in the air, although at the beginning of this year gave by enclosed his renewal with the Paris Saint-Germain by two seasons more. His agreement finalises the next 30 June and the intention of the champion of the world would be that the Parisians include a mejoría economic considerable in his new agreement, but in the capital of France would not be by the work to accept the requirements of the Argentinian.

In the last months the conversations between the leaders of the PSG and the surroundings of the '30', directed by his father and agent Jorge Messi, has been constant. They have not reached an agreement and the problem would be netamente economic, because 'The Flea' would want to reach the status of Kylian Mbappé like the best paid of all the staff; something that is not between the plans of the French picture, as they have informed in 'RMC Sport'.

It is not a secret for anybody that Messi is between the players with greater income in the world, but would not be sufficient to access to a new agreement with the PSG. The one of Rosario, that comes to win the Glass of the World with Argentina, wants to have the same place that a Mbappé that is called to lead the project of the Parisians by the next years. Therefore, precisely, it planted to the Real Madrid in summer and renewed his bond until 2025, although the last year is optional. In the Park of the Princes understand that it is unfeasible that another player was in the same level.

Lionel Messi, without a clear-cut future

It is thus that, now more than ever, the future of the rosarino is in the air. Although before they were a lot of the rumours on a possible disagreement between both parts, now seems very complicated that it go to access to renew if they do not fulfil his conditions. In fact, in the most recent press conference of Christophe Galtier, trainer of the PSG, already has remained in the air the continuity of Messi.

Questioned in this regard, the marsellés stood out that "nor are if it goes to be the season that comes or no, but the negotiations began does time", although it has recognised that Messi is calm in Paris: "I Know that Messi speaks often with the sportive plot and with To the Khelaifi. He is happy in the changing room, has marked 18 goals and has delivered 17 assistances", signalling also that "it is an important player. In spite of the criticisms that received in Champions, does not be necessary to signal him. Simply the rival was better".

It can earn Messi the same that Mbappé in the PSG?

In the PSG are skeptical with the future of Messi and leave clear that are negotiating his continuity, because it is the priority of the club. However, it would seem unfeasible that can equalise his wage to the of Mbappé, the one who with his renewal in May of 2023 accessed to an agreement that rises to the 70 million gross euros by season, although it has informed that the mount could surpass the 80 'kilos'.

Since it arrived to Paris, in the summer of 2021, Messi is perceiving a wage to the height of the that has Neymar Jr and upper to the that had Mbappé before his renewal, that would surpass the 35-40 million euros by season. 'The Flea', in this sense and according to the information of 'RMC Sport', would be asking earn the double for the next season to be able to equalise the emolumentos of 'Donatello'.

For the PSG, a club that is constantly litigating by his 'fair play' financial in front of the UEFA, can result an unfeasible operation, especially if Neymar Jr insists in remaining to fulfil his agreement (until 2025). In the Park of the Princes take in consideration, also, that the wage of Mbappé will go in increase and that it is 'unsustainable' have two megacontratos in the staff. Even for them.

When Mbappé extended his stay in the capital of France, in addition to 'win' the keys of the team, gave him an agreement that went to go increasing year after year in question of premium of fidelity: 70 'kilos' in the first season (2022-2023), 80 million euros in 2023 and 90 million euros in 2024. Numbers that surpass any agreement in the world of the sport.

More opportunities for the Barça with Leo Messi

Although from the economic factor is unfeasible for the Barça (and for any another team in Europe), the inmovilismo of the PSG could do that they increase win them of Leo Messi to go out of the Park of the Princes in this summer. From it does some months has come rumoreando that his exit is not 'impossible' and that, in such a case, a return to the Spotify Camp Nou would be an alternative, although in this case would be to have an agreement very underneath of his expectations to financial level.

In the Barça have opened him the doors to Messi so that it return to a last dance. It would arrive like free agent and would not suppose an investment for the Catalans, but the economic factor would be the subject in discussion, in addition to the formula to be able to him do gap in the 'fair play' financial, knowingly that of here to the next season the blaugrana are forced to reduce in 200 million euros his mass salarial.

Like this then , the blaugrana are forced to trace a plan that was very effective and without margin of error. They are not in conditions to step in false and, in fact, have to try advance to any possible stage to have advantage, because in front of the 'inagotables' millions of the Paris Saint-Germain and the offers from United States, Messi has too much in his table to choose. The Barça this knows it very well and play well the letters will define (and to time) can be decisive.

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