After the Champions League exit, Paris Saint-Germain won a wave of league games and was almost certain to win Ligue 1 this season. However, the outside world is not concerned about this, they are more concerned about whether the team's ace Messi can renew the contract with the club.
Before the start of the 2022 World Cup, Campos tried to negotiate a contract extension with the player, but Messi focused on the World Cup at that time and did not have an in-depth dialogue with the senior management, and in the end, the Argentine superstar led the national team to win the World Cup, which increased the pressure on Paris Saint-Germain to negotiate.
After the Champions League defeat, Paris Saint-Germain thundered with many problems, the board was unhappy with the financial problems and the MMN combination, the three men on the floor while not defending were seen as one of the key reasons for the team's defeat, and Neymar was also seen as a sales target.
According to the newspaper "Team Newspaper", at the end of the 2022-2023 financial year, Paris Saint-Germain's loss will reach 150 million euros. In addition, UEFA fined Paris Saint-Germain €65 million last September for violating the principle of financial fairness and ordered the club to slash its deficit within three years, which will be a key obstacle to Messi's contract extension.
However, the Qatari consortium has given the board an ultimatum that Messi's contract must be renewed for another year. As early as three months ago, Messi's team met at the top of Qatar and Doha, and the two sides reached a consensus on the renewal of the contract, and Le Parisien described the meeting as "almost signed". Famed transfer journalist Romano also confirmed the claim that the two sides have reached a verbal agreement, which is why we have not seen Messi's father and agent Jorge reach out to other players in the transfer market.
According to multiple media reports, the current focus of negotiations between the two sides is how to circumvent the principle of fiscal fairness, Paris executives want Messi to be able to reduce salary and renew the contract, and offer a new contract with an annual salary of 28 million euros (salary reduction of 30%), but this was rejected by the player team.
Recently, the Argentine communicated with coach Galtier about the injury situation many times, and after a meeting, he ended training early because he felt leg discomfort, and was rumored by the French and Spanish media that the players had conflicts with the coaching staff and management, and preferred to return to Barca.
As we all know, Jorge has not achieved much in the media, unable to create a public opinion environment for players like Mendes, and the media rumors have completely angered him, and the news publicly naming RMC and West Six is fake.
In the author's opinion, the big boss has spoken, and it is only a matter of time before Messi renews his contract, but how the two sides coordinate. Barca, who have been rumored all along, are themselves in trouble, "Garvey was disqualified from La Liga" and "the referee's goal" is riddled. According to the new rules, Messi's return requires at least 160 million salary caps, and a return to Barca is absolutely impossible.