According to recent reports, the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi won’t continue playing for Paris Saint-Germain in the upcoming season. It has now been confirmed that the decision, which had been circulating as a rumour for several weeks, is true. The agent of 35-year old Jorge Messi informed the Parisian club of his decision.
The former Barcelona player was banned for two weeks due to his unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia. The Argentinean forward did not sign his new contract, which was about to expire with the Ligue 1 giants.
Since months, the seven-time Ballon d’Or has been linked with Barcelona and Al Hilal. The end of the relationship between Al Hilal and the player could bring close to Barcelona. Lionel Messi and Barcelona president Joan Laporta have been talking about his return for several days.
After two years of clean play, Lionel Messi has ended his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. The player won two trophies, including the Ligue 1 trophy and Trophiee des Champions. The player finishes his PSG career with 31 goals. After two weeks, the Argentine World Cup champion may appear in a PSG jersey with two or three league matches.
Will Lionel Messi be returning to Barcelona?
Barcelona may place their proposal soon for Lionel Messi for his return
Lionel Messi is still putting Barcelona first, even though his contract with Parisian club has finally ended. The player confirmed that he will not continue with PSG for the upcoming season. Where will Messi next play?
Lionel Messi’s top priority is Barcelona. According to reports, the player also agreed to lower his salary in order to return to Barcelona. Gerard Moreno confirmed that the player was ‘closer to home than ever before’. The Rosario boy was seen in Barcelona along with his family, 17 luggages and other belongings.
Lionel Messi also received an offer from Al Hilal. The Riyadh club offered $450 million annually, which is significantly more than Cristiano Cristiano’s earnings. The club has offered more than $450 million per year, which is significantly higher than the amount Cristiano Ronaldo earns at their rival Al Nassr.
The World Cup champion wants to stay in Europe, but recently visited Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh club is said to have increased the offer up to $500 million a year. Argentine star reportedly put the offers on hold for a whole month. The player will only accept the offer if no other club makes a better offer. The Blaugrana are now in a race to the finish to bring Lionel Messi home to Barcelona. The time will tell how the Messi transfer waves turn.