Lionel Messi is keen on renewing his contract with French professional football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). There are many variables, but maintaining PSG’s competitiveness is the top priority.
On the morning of the 10th (Korean time), British media BBC 스포츠토토 quoted European soccer expert Guillem Balag and reported that Messi is focusing on renewing his contract with PSG. Messi’s contract with PSG expires this summer, and Messi and PSG are discussing a one-year contract extension. Messi’s father and agent Jorge is known to have agreed on a renewal contract in principle with PSG general manager Luis Campos, and is coordinating details such as wages and contract period.
However, there are many variables in the renewal of the contract between Messi and PSG. The most representative is the maintenance of PSG’s competitiveness. Messi is in the position that PSG’s power should be maintained to the extent that it can challenge the top not only in French Ligue 1 but also in the UEFA Champions League. Recently, PSG has been caught up in several negative rumors, such as the transfer of Kylian Mbappe and the attention of the English Premier League club of Qatar capital, which is the operating entity.
“There will be demands (from Messi) for PSG to continue to be a competitive team,” said Balague. “It will have an impact if we sell it or if we don’t meet the financial conditions to stay under contract with Messi.”