Disclosure of the results of the first round of negotiations between Messi and Saint-Germain
The first round of talks between Argentine star Lionel Messi and his Paris Saint-Germain team ended without reaching an agreement on a contract extension, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.
The newspaper reported that Jorge Messi, the star’s brother and agent, held several online meetings with the club’s sporting director Luis Campos and did not come to an agreement.
The Parisian club is offering a one-year extension to Messi while the player’s priority is still to stay in Paris because that’s the only offer he has on the table.
As expected, the first face-to-face meeting between representatives of Leo Messi and the PSG board took place today. His father Jorge is negotiating. ???????????????? #PSG
Contract duration, salary and other details are yet to be agreed upon, with additional meetings to be held in the coming weeks. pic.twitter.com/w6rwDbB3bO
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 15, 2023
The newspaper concluded that the extension would not be as easy as the club expected in that first meeting and that new meetings would be required in the near future in order for Messi to continue his stay in the French capital.
And last week, Portugal’s Luis Campos, football adviser to French Football League leaders Saint-Germain, confirmed that the capital club was “currently discussing” a contract extension for its star Messi, which expires next June, stressing that he will ” happy” and that the world champion will be able to “continue” in the French capital club.
Messi joined Paris in the summer of 2021 for two seasons (in addition to an extra season) following the expiration of his contract with Barcelona, where he spent most of his career, and the failure of the Catalan club to renew it.