The captain of the Argentine football team, Lionel Messi, has reached an agreement in principle to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, the BBC reported today.
Messi (35), who led Argentina to the World Cup title in Qatar, is out of contract with the French club in June 2023.
Earlier this week, Barcelona president Joan Laporta said he would like Messi to return to the club where he spent 21 years, but Spanish football expert Guillem Balague told the BBC today that Barcelona have’t even contacted the Argentine.
According to Balague, one of the best footballers ever will sign a new one-year contract with the French club, with the option of extending the cooperation for another season.
The deal was reached after four months of negotiations between PSG sporting director Luis Campos and the celebrated footballer’s father Jorge, followed by a key meeting in Doha with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Balague said.
The Argentine arrived at PSG in 2021 and has so far played 53 games and scored 23 goals.
Lionel Messi was named the best player of the World Cup in Qatar after Argentina won their third World Cup title by beating France in the final on penalties.