Lionel Messi will have to leave PSG in the next summer transfer window, unless he accepts the French team’s offer to reduce his salary.
Messi’s contract with PSG expires on June 30. PSG have yet to reach an agreement with Messi on a contract extension.
According to L’Equipe, the 35-year-old star still prioritizes staying at PSG after winning the World Cup. However, the situation has changed in recent weeks. Messi is preparing to leave PSG. The French team decided to keep Messi only if the player accepted a salary reduction.
L’Equipe’s source confirmed that Messi is enjoying a salary of 3 million euros per month at PSG. He is PSG’s highest-paid player next to Mbappe and Neymar. Because of this, PSG is having difficulties with the Financial Fair Play Law. They need to reduce the salary fund by approximately 30% to be able to keep Messi for another season.
Lionel Messi is also not satisfied with some points at PSG and that makes the negotiations not go as expected. Messi, of course, has no shortage of options, because Barca confirmed that they want to bring this player back to the Camp Nou. Teams in the MLS and Saudi Arabia are also ready to recruit Messi.
Messi will have to make a decision about his future next summer. At this point, Messi’s focus will be on bringing the Ligue 1 title to PSG at the end of the season. In the latest match, PSG lost to Lyon and let the team pursue to narrow the gap to only 6 points.