The Argentine superstar plans to stay at PSG for another year before thinking about going to the US to play football.
According to the Daily Mail, Messi revealed to his Argentina teammates that he will continue to stick with PSG after this season. Currently, the Parc des Princes club is the only team that has made an offer for Leo. Despite the lack of progress in the negotiation process, the former Barcelona star believes that he is still capable of fighting in Europe for one more season.
Messi set his ambition to win the Champions League for the last time before considering going to the US to retire. The 35-year-old striker is also eager to understand what PSG’s new project will look like. The owner of Qatar is expected to make some changes to help PSG be better equipped with the goal of reaching the top of the European Cup.
The only problem that prevents PSG from signing a new contract with Messi is salary. Messi is receiving an income of no less than 30 million euros per season at PSG. The French football “rich guy” wants to keep “El Pulga”, but the captain of the Argentina team has to agree to a deep salary reduction. Messi’s side is waiting for a better deal in the new contract.
A week ago, news that Messi wanted to reunite with Barca broke out. According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca president Joan Laporta is cautious about Messi. Barca waits to see if Messi really wants to leave PSG to go to Camp Nou. Then, the financial issue in signing Messi was taken into account by Barca.
Meanwhile, clubs in the MLS are said to believe that Messi’s presence in the US will help increase the value of the tournament. This is part of the plan for the US to prepare for the 2026 World Cup, this national tournament with Canada and Mexico as the host countries.
In addition to the US, Saudi Arabia is also willing to spend money to bring Messi to the national championship.