Lionel Messi’s future has been put under huge doubt as the player is set to leave PSG on a free transfer at the end of the season. The Argentine captain has multiple offers on the table but his priority is to move back to Barcelona.
La Liga has not approved Barcelona’s financial plan. Messi is losing patience with his former club and has reportedly given them a ten-day deadline to get their financial affairs ready.
Messi was linked with a move to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City before signing for PSG as a free agent in 2021. Newcastle United, who have qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League, could be another club with the financial firepower to sign the 2022 FIFA World Cup-winning captain.
Leo Messi plans to make his decision on his future in the next few hours. Jorge Messi (father of Messi), in a statement, already announced that Messi is going to decide his future when the season will finish.
Both Champions League finalists have even proposed a formal offer to Messi, in the hope of signing him ahead of the new season. Inter Miami are also looking to sign the Argentine this summer, with the MLS giants and personally the owner David Beckham himself believed that he will not go to Barcelona. Inter Miami want to make a global impact, which will also raise the MLS to another level if they end up signing Messi.
The return of the Argentine world cup winning captain has been identified as one of Barcelona’s priorities in the coming summer transfer window. The player’s legendary spell at the club ended in tears and there is a possibility that he deserves a farewell. The former captain is aware of Barcelona’s interest in signing him but has received no official offer yet. While the Catalans have submitted an unofficial proposal of €25 million/year.
Messi’s agent (his father) and family members have accepted an offer that will see him be paid €600m a year. Messi has agreed a two-year contract with Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, meaning he will make €1.2bn in total. This is more than triple the earnings of Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr (the rivals of Al-Hilal). PSG suspended Messi for two weeks after he missed training because of a trip to Saudi Arabia.