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Messi sets his terms for contract renewal with Paris Saint-Germain

By: Hani Abdel Nabi

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 10:07 PM

French press reports suggested the Argentine star Lionel Messi The Paris Saint-Germain player has set several conditions to stay with the capital club for the foreseeable future and renew his contract.

“Le Parisien” newspaper confirmed that the Argentinian player’s father and his agent, Jorge Messi, asked for more than the current “37 million euros” annually, which was not approved by the club’s management. So far.

The newspaper indicated that Lionel Messi’s father believes Argentina’s World Cup triumph will push his son’s legitimate demand for a pay rise in the coming period.

The report insisted that Jorge Messi refused to renew the player with the same salary he currently earns at Paris Saint-Germain.

On the other hand, the French newspaper quoted people close to Messi as saying that the renewal talks are not only dependent on financial demands..

He indicated that Messi had transferred another request to the Paris management regarding the club’s game plan and the identity of the team’s new coach for next season..

Messi is on his way out of Saint-Germain, with reports suggesting that the club are in the process of sacking coach Christophe Gaultier, a year before his contract expires.

Catalan newspaper “Sport” confirmed that Messi met Barcelona duo Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba and Pepe Costa, the former head of the players’ services office at Barca, over dinner on Monday evening.

And the “Sport” newspaper quoted famous journalist Gerard Romero as saying that the management of FC Barcelona was aware of Messi’s meeting with Alba and Busquets and is waiting to know the details of the meeting.

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Sport indicated that the work of the Barcelona management for the return of Messi on an economic level is no secret, as the president of the Catalan club, Juan Laporta, tries to escape the restrictions of the Fair Financial Play Law. Argentinian Flea.

The journalist confirmed that Messi’s return to Barcelona is closer than ever, explaining that the coming days could be more in that direction.

Lionel Messi left Barcelona due to the club’s inability to sign him a new contract due to the rules of financial fair play in the Spanish league, and joined Paris Saint-Germain on a two-season deal in the summer of 2021.