Kylian Mbappe wants Messi to stay at PSG, fight for the Champions League title, the tournament where they were eliminated in the round of 16 for the last 2 years in a row.
With PSG missing Neymar due to injury, Messi and Mbappe created a good relationship on the field, becoming the most powerful pair of assists in Europe’s top 5 leagues – 10 goals.
In Paris, Lionel Messi has also done great things this season, with 15 goals, 15 assists. In the last match PSG won against Angers 2-0, the Argentine striker created a beautiful assist for Mbappe to have a double, showing that they will be crowned in Ligue 1 again.
But Messi’s contract with PSG will expire at the end of this June, amid reports Barca are looking to bring their legendary No. 10 back to the Nou Camp.
However, L’Equipe said, Mbappe will prevent that from happening by convincing Messi to stay in Paris.
The French striker wants to see Messi in the PSG team next season. Besides asking PSG to supplement the squad with new faces, Mbappe is aware that, to conquer the unfinished C1 trophy, PSG still need people like Messi, despite his recent 2 consecutive seasons on the team. were eliminated early.
It is also a problem that PSG needs to solve, when Messi and Mbappe have a good relationship in Ligue 1, but in the C1 Cup they have not done this. Before Bayern Munich in the round of 16 of the C1 Cup, PSG didn’t even score (lost 0-3 after 2 matches).
However, PSG will have difficulty when Neymar will return from injury and start the 2023/24 campaign, while they are forced to reduce the salary fund unable to keep all three high-paid people in the squad.
Unless sporting director Luis Campos can sell Neymar this summer, it is not very difficult to see Messi stay, as PSG can use the Argentine superstar’s huge salary to add two or three players for next season. .
It remains to be seen whether Mbappe’s influence will lead Messi and PSG to reach an agreement to extend for at least another year.