Breaking News! Messi Negotiating With PSG… Has Messi Signed PSG?
According to media reports, it's only a matter of time before six-time world-renowned football player Lionel Messi (34) will sign for France's top club Paris Saint-Germain. Accordingly, after leaving FC Barcelona, the Argentine will soon sign a two-year contract with the option of another season.
"Messi said 'yes' to PSG," wrote broadcaster RMC Sport, who was preoccupied with the question of which jersey number Messi would get. There was no deal yet, but Lionel Messi has informed PSG that he intends to play for the club next season.
The major French sports newspaper "L'Équipe" covered the details of the proposal. "What seemed an unattainable dream in recent years... has become more plausible than ever in the past few hours. Paris Saint-Germain knows that such a possibility will no doubt arise," the newspaper wrote.
FC Barcelona not Extending Lionel Messi Contract!
FC Barcelona had announced on Thursday that the leaked June 30 contract could not be renewed with the superstar. The so-called financial fair play of the Spanish league did not leave room for maneuver for the club, which owed close to 490 million euros. According to media reports, Messi spoke by phone with PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino that same evening.
Pochettino made an evasive comment about the alleged contact with Messi on Friday. However, the Argentine confirmed that his club is considering a commitment.
"We are focused on the new season, but at the same time, the club is working hard in the transfer market to develop the team as much as possible," said Pochettino. The club is looking at options and of course Messi is one of them. "Sometimes there are opportunities, sometimes not."
Niko Kovac stated: "For me, the best player in the world".
Former Bayern manager Niko Kovac said after Ligue 1's opening game with AS Monaco against Nantes (1-1) on Friday evening, he would be fine for the league because he would receive an "upgrade" later. "For me he is the best player in the world," said Kovac.
It would also be "very difficult" for other teams because PSG would be even better with Messi. "I love seeing him play," Kovac said. "But I don't know if he will come. If he does, we can all be very happy in France."