Lionel Messi ‘set to leave’ as PSG shift priorities

Word stemming from the media late on Saturday night points towards an imminent divorce between Paris Saint-Germain and Lionel Messi.

Veteran attacker Messi’s plans beyond the summer have of course long remained unclear, ahead of the expiration of his two-year contract at the Parc ders Pinces.

PSG, for their part, have long been working tirelessly to tie Messi down for at least one more season, as the Argentine continues to prove himself one of world football’s finest, even at the age of 35.

Speculation pointing towards the World Cup winner’s likely exit, though, has remained rampant throughout, with former club Barcelona known to be particularly keen to reunite with Messi over the months ahead.

And, if the latest word stemming from the press on Friday night is anything to go by, then Barca’s hopes of striking a deal look set for an imminent boost.

This comes amid claims that PSG are ready to pull the plug on contract talks with their wantaway frontman altogether.

As per a report from Colin Millar of The Mirror:

‘Lionel Messi is set to leave PSG this summer as the club embarks on a new strategy focused on recruiting young French players.’

Barcelona, in turn, are waiting in the wings, ready to open negotiations with the club’s greatest-ever payer over a sensational return.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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