Argentine forward Lionel Messi is reportedly on the brink of leaving Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the summer of 2023, as his current contract with the French champions is set to expire. Messi’s contract runs until June 30, and no agreement has been reached between the player and the club over an extension.
According to L’Equipe, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was initially leaning towards a longer stay at Parc des Princes after the World Cup. However, the situation has changed in recent weeks, putting Messi’s future with PSG in doubt. The 35-year-old star will only remain at the club if he accepts a significant reduction in his current salary.
Messi joined PSG on a two-year deal in August 2021 after a dramatic departure from his long-time club, FC Barcelona, due to financial fair play rules set by LaLiga. During his time at PSG, Messi has struggled to hit his regular goalscoring heights, leading to reports that he has no intention of renewing his contract.
Messi’s future has been a topic of discussion for some time, with rumors circulating about possible destinations for the Argentine ace. Although Messi has ruled out a return to Barcelona, it remains to be seen where the iconic forward will choose to continue his illustrious career.
As the summer transfer window approaches, football fans around the world will be eagerly awaiting news on Messi’s next move. Will he accept a pay cut to stay at PSG, or will he seek new challenges elsewhere? Only time will tell.