- Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi, who is under contract until June 2023, will soon have to decide on his future. And the Argentine international, happy with his life in France, has sent a positive signal to the capital club.
It is no secret that Paris Saint-Germain are keen to keep hold of striker Lionel Messi. After a mixed first season in the Parisian colours, the Argentine international, under contract until June 2023, has been back to his best since the start of this season.
Despite competition from Barcelona and Inter Miami, the French champions have several arguments in their favour to retain the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Messi proclaims his love for Paris
Financially, as we know, Messi’s suitors will be unable to compete with PSG, who are prepared to maintain their current income, estimated at more than 40 million euros per year. The Spanish club and the American franchise are planning to sell him a project with a family-friendly environment to seduce him. But the Rosario native is actually feeling better and better in Paris! “I love Paris, I’m discovering the city and it’s beautiful,” he said in an interview with CONMEBOL.
“There was a big change in the first year”. It wasn’t my goal to leave Barça and everything happened suddenly. But after a long period and some difficult moments, I am happy to be living here. My family and I are enjoying Paris,” said the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has found his feet again in the sporting arena thanks to this adjustment.
The Argentinian now happy
In passing, Messi also agreed to talk about his unexpected departure from Barça. The Rosario native was understandably perturbed and found it difficult to make the transition. “It was hard, we’ve been in the same place all our lives, I’d never moved and I didn’t know what it was like to leave. We didn’t expect this, it happened very quickly and we had to leave Barcelona overnight,” he commented.
“We are in a new environment. We had our life in Barcelona, our friends, our habits, and we found ourselves in a different place, with another language, another football, another climate, I suffered a lot because of that. It was difficult. But today, I love everything, including football,” the Parisian finished. An additional argument in favour of PSG, who are now waiting for the end of the 2022 World Cup to launch serious discussions.