Barcelona’s official announcement that Messi “will not continue” he has fired all kinds of pools on the next destiny of Leo Messi. Although among all the possible destinations, two stand out, PSG and Manchester City, the Parisian being the one that has gained more strength in recent hours, in France they do not see anything easy the arrival of the Argentine forward to the Parisian club.
L’Equipe He is the one who has been in charge of putting his foot on the wall to the idea of seeing Messi with his friends Neymar and Di María, already the newly incorporated Sergio Ramos, Wijnaldum, Hakimi and Donnarumma, in a team that would be a dream.
The French newspaper reveals that there are two obstacles to Messi’s arrival. One stronger than the other. The desire to extend is to extend the contract of Mbappé (22 years) is ahead of an assault on the signing of Messi (34 years). A circumstance that could change and in which Real Madrid would have the key for Messi to end up at PSG. The injection of the CVC fund to LaLiga clubs could lead the white club to go after Mbappé and that would change PSG’s plans.
An ambivalent attitude that is summarized in these words of Nasser al-Khelaïfi, Asked about the question at the beginning of June: “What I can tell you is that all the great players want to come to PSG. Everything, to be clear, I am not saying that to answer you about Messi. It is not possible to bring them all, especially since we already have great players too. Afterwards, Messi is Messi, a fantastic player “
To the priority of tying Mbappé He is joined by a second obstacle in the hiring of Messi, which points to the economic issue. L’Equipe ensures that, although “the viability of the club is not at stake, the Parisian club is also in a delicate accounting situation “and that Messi’s salary is very high. Until now, Messi’s signing had been seen as “unreal” by the French club. The economic reason does not see any relief from the fact that Messi has finished his contract and is a free player and from the club they estimate the cost of Messi’s salary, he points out L’Equipe, it is about 80 million annually.
Remember that a little over a month ago, its leaders presented to the DNCG (national direction of management control) of the French Professional Football League a provisional budget for the 2021-2022 season that foresees losses of between 250 and 300 million and that to reduce them they foresee sales of players around 180 million, but so far only one sale has been completed: that of Mitchel Bakker, sold to Leverkusen for 7 million.
The leaders of PSG, emphasizes the French newspaper, are aware that it is a great opportunity to deliver a sensational blow, fifteen months before the World Cup in Qatar … He points to a possible World Cup ambassador contract and an inevitable temptation. Although it also warns that prudence is imposed on PSG, which for a long time has been careful to avoid being used …