In football, everything happens very quickly. Nothing is immutable. To illustrate this frenzy, it suffices to look at the Messi affair. In the space of 48 hours, the Argentinian international (174 caps, 102 goals) has thus gone from a star in total rupture with his club, considered by many to be above the Parisian institution, to a man wishing calm the storm present within the Parisian formation by publicly apologizing.
At the end of the contract next June with PSG, the Pulga should probably not continue the adventure in the City of Light. Suspended by the upper echelons of Paris for having traveled to Saudi Arabia as part of a promotional trip, the former FC Barcelona striker, who refused to extend with the Rouge et Bleu, nevertheless maintains the vagueness around his future . Difficult then to know the future destination of the sevenfold Ballon d’Or in a context where even the main interested party does not seem to know what his future will be like…
Lionel Messi at a crossroads!
As reminded sport in its edition of the day, the situation is clear. As of this writing, Lionel Messi (35) has only two concrete offers on the table. On the one hand, to continue with PSG. On the other hand, give in to the sirens of Saudi Arabia which would offer him a real golden bridge with a contract of 363 million euros per year at stake. For the rest, no other club has really shown up and the interest shown by FC Barcelona remains, today, closer to an illusion than to reality.
With this in mind, the Spanish daily recalls, this Saturday, that Barça’s ambitious viability plan – which must reduce its payroll by 200 million euros – remains only a plan. So yes, if LaLiga were to accept the promises made by the Blaugrana club, the return of the native of Rosario to Catalonia could quickly accelerate but all this is, for the time being, speculation. Sport recalls, in this respect, that optimism is not in order among the Culers and that the atmosphere in the offices of Spotify Camp Nou is oscillating at breakneck speed. From euphoria to caution without interruption…
A total blur in which the entourage of the Albiceleste star is also immersed, moreover in the face of the inflexible speech of Javier Tebas on the financial situation of Barça. Whether a decision will have to be made in the next few weeks anyway – Messi not keen to start summer preparation without a club – uncertainty is at its height. In Paris, Barça, MLS or Saudi Arabia, no one is currently able to predict the future of the 2022 world champion… Place your bets but time is running out!