Paris Saint-Germain is reconsidering offering Lionel Messi a new contract. Despite being in sensational form this season, the Argentinean footballer failed to make an impact in PSG’s recent defeat to Rennes. In light of this, some at the club are considering a change in direction and believe that letting Messi go might be the fans’ preferred option. It is even rumored that Messi has been offered a mega-money move to Al-Hilal, with the same wage as rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who signed a two-year deal with PSG back in 2021, is out of contract this summer. While talks have already taken place between the two parties over fresh terms, the French club is now uncertain whether they want to keep Messi at the end of the season. Even sections of the PSG supporters were booing Messi before the game against Rennes, and the Argentinean went straight down the tunnel after the game while his teammates applauded the home fans.
The situation has become so tense that Messi’s father, Jorge Sole, had to take to Instagram to shut down claims that his son had left training early on Friday after falling out with PSG boss, Galtier. Although some reports insist that Messi was involved in a bust-up with Galtier, others claim he asked to leave early and was granted permission.
The potential departure of Messi from PSG is undoubtedly sending shockwaves throughout the football world. Messi has been a key player for PSG this season, scoring 13 times and registering 13 assists in 23 Ligue 1 appearances. His departure would leave a huge void in the team, and PSG would undoubtedly struggle to find a suitable replacement.
It remains to be seen what will happen with Messi’s contract situation, but one thing is for sure, the football world is eagerly waiting for an announcement from PSG. Will they let Messi go and risk the wrath of their fans, or will they offer him a new deal and keep their star player happy? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain, this is one of the most unbelievable stories of the football season so far.