Lionel Messi refuses to extend, he demands a salary increase

At the end of the contract next June with PSG, Lionel Messi has not yet made a decision about his future. If the capital club wishes to activate the extension clause of an additional year in the Pulga contract, the main interested party changes all plans.

Arrived in 2021 at PSG after an eventful summer at FC Barcelona, ​​Lionel Messi is better integrated in Paris than the previous season. His duet with Kylian Mbappé convinced the Parisian leaders to activate the clause for an additional year in the Argentinian’s contract. The 35-year-old obviously has to accept it first. However, the world champion remains a highly coveted player. Especially in Europe with Barça who would like to bring the native of Rosario back to Catalonia or Inter Miami who have the ambition to bring Lionel Messi back to MLS. For journalist Ben Jacobs, negotiations with PSG are not dead but the Pulga want a new contract.

Messi at PSG? Yes, but with a salary increase

“PSG are in ongoing talks with Lionel Messi to try to extend his contract. There is a one-year option to extend under the existing deal, which runs out this summer, but it’s believed Messi doesn’t want to just activate it and would rather negotiate new terms instead. PSG also want to agree on a new contract, 1 year plus 1 additional year to keep Messi at the Parc des Princes until 2025. said the American journalist during a podcast on CaughtOffside. Lionel Messi could stay in Paris but will probably ask for a salary increase. The Argentinian, who has consistently been his club’s highest paid player at Barcelona, ​​is now behind Kylian Mbappé in the hierarchy.

Meeting already fixed between Messi and PSG

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has the opportunity to keep Messi but will have to make concessions and La Pulga has understood that his media aura, his commercial power and his title of world champion offered him enough to make strong claims with PSG. And as the club of the French capital intends to make efforts to keep a player who is going to a new Ballon d’Or, the discussions could indeed start on high bases during the next meeting between the representatives of the Argentinian and those of PSG. Note that, according to CBS, the next meeting will take place after Wednesday’s match against Munich, but it is not certain that the result of this season in the Champions League weighs that much on the future of Lionel Messi in Paris.

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