After months of speculation and rumors, Barcelona revealed on Thursday that their star Argentine forward Lionel Messi would not sign a new contract due to financial and structural issues. Lionel Messi became a free agent on July 1 following his contract with Barca ended on June 30. Messi's agent and FC Barcelona reached a verbal agreement in the midst of July. However, they were unable to sign Messi due to La Liga's economic and constitutional provisions. PSG are now the favourite to sign Messi following this announcement. In this article, we looked at what PSG might offer in Lionel Messi's contract.
Lionel Messi Contract: PSG are Favourite to Sign the Argentine Superstar
Lionel Messi has been a member of FC Barcelona's senior team since 2004. He has had tremendous success at the Catalan-based club. Messi has 35 titles to his name and 672 goals in 778 games for Barcelona. He has many club records, including six Ballon d'Or honors. However, Messi has decided to leave Barcelona after a two-decade stint at the club due to financial limitations.
Following the news that Lionel Messi would be leaving Barcelona, all of Europe's major clubs began contacting Messi's agent to acquire his services. According to recent reports, Lionel Messi will sign a new deal with PSG in the coming days. PSG does have the financial resources and can provide Messi with a comfortable setting in the locker room.
PSG have already booked the Eifel Tower for Tuesday (August 10) for a unanimous reason. However, if the rumors are true, PSG have reserved the Eifel Tower for Lionel Messi's unveiling ceremony. The 34-year-old Argentina national team captain is set to sign a two-year contract for £25 million per year after taxes next week, with an option for an additional year.
PSG are convinced that they can balance their budgets by selling players and signing Messi without breaching FFP laws, thanks to their Qatari owners. In addition, any Messi agreement would be a big boost for Qatar as it gears up to host the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Ligue 1 club PSG are now the overwhelming favourite to sign one of the best footballers in history. Lionel Messi's arrival will undoubtedly increase PSG's global appeal. Any Lionel Messi contract will bring them a lot of money. On the other side, Messi will be surrounded by close friends who can help him adapt to the beautiful city of Paris.