The latest details on Lionel Messi's contract renewal with PSG
The former Barcelona man will extend his stay in the French league
Lionel Messi's contract renewal with Paris Saint-Germain is on the right track. After the two parties shared the idea of continuing to build the ambitious Parisian project at the beginning of December, the negotiations for an extension have picked up a cruising pace in recent days.
This is what 'RMC Sport' reports, pointing out that both Messi and PSG have reached an agreement in principle and only a few final economic details are preventing them from confirming what is now an open secret. The Argentine star, 35, will continue with PSG until at least 2024 and, therefore, will extend his presence in France for another year.
His current contract ends in June 2023 and he had expressly asked not to speak or negotiate his future until the World Cup was over, an appointment marked in red on his personal calendar. Once finished and with the euphoria of having lifted the title, Messi has been able to sit down and talk. And it seems that everything is more than clear.
Despite being a free agent in June and, therefore, being able to negotiate with any team now, his future lies in Paris. In Qatar, he showed that he is still at the top of the game and that is why he sees himself with the strength to continue leading PSG in the search for their long-awaited Champions League.
Some economic details still need to be closed, but everything is moving in the right direction and French reports indicate that the renewal could become official even at the end of January. There is no rush in the process since the intention of both parties is to reach an agreement.
Messi back in training
Meanwhile, Messi has returned to training with PSG. The forward, who has enjoyed a few extra days of vacation after winning the World Cup, returned to France on Tuesday and on Wednesday was back at the training ground.
Only one question remains to be answered: when will he be back in a PSG shirt?
PSG face Chateauroux this Friday, January 6, in the French Cup, although everything seems to indicate that he could return to action on January 11 against Angers at the Parc des Princes.
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