Lionel Messi’s potential MLS arrival will not be imminent.
According to multiple reports, Messi has verbally agreed to increase his contract with Paris Saint-German for an additional season. Messi is within the second yr of a two-year cope with the French giants and will have began negotiating a brand new cope with one other membership in January. Soccer contracts typically permit gamers to freely negotiate with different golf equipment with six months remaining on their contracts.
A report emerged through the World Cup that Messi was closing in on a deal to maneuver to MLS in the summertime and be part of Inter Miami. Messi has lengthy been talked about as a participant who might transfer to MLS in some unspecified time in the future and his identify has constantly been linked to the group owned by David Beckham.
The November report mentioned Messi could be the highest-paid participant in MLS historical past when he moved to Inter Miami over the summer time. If or when Messi strikes to Inter Miami — maybe after the conclusion of the 2023-24 season? — he’ll nonetheless doubtless be the league’s highest-paid participant. It’s not like his profile has diminished at all around the previous couple of weeks.
The World Cup confirmed that Messi continues to be at or close to the highest of his sport. He was unimaginable as Argentina bounced again from a tournament-opening defeat to Saudi Arabia to win the World Cup. It was the nation’s first World Cup title since 1986 and the win can function a validation for Messi’s case to be the most effective participant ever.
Did that World Cup success sway Messi to remain in Europe? PSG is way and away the most effective group in France’s Ligue 1 however continues to be chasing an elusive Champions League title. With Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar up entrance, PSG boasts the most effective attacking trio in all of membership soccer.
Messi received the Champions League 4 instances at Barcelona earlier than he moved to PSG on a free switch in the summertime of 2021. He’s scored 11 objectives and notched 14 assists throughout 18 Ligue 1 and Champions League video games in 2022.
PSG has one other powerful draw within the Champions League this season too. PSG faces perennial German champions Bayern Munich within the Spherical of 16 after dropping to eventual champions Actual Madrid within the first knockout spherical a season in the past. PSG received the primary leg of that matchup 1-0 earlier than dropping 3-1 within the second leg to lose the tie.