Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi has, on Thursday, spoken out over the future of Lionel Messi.
The subject of Messi’s plans beyond next summer, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the headlines once more over the last couple of weeks.
This comes amid shock suggestions that the Argentine icon could opt to take his talents to the United States of America, to see out the remainder of his playing days in MLS.
Some outlets have even gone as far as to claim that Messi has already verbally agreed to a deal to link up with David Beckham’s Inter Miami in the summer of 2023.
The 35-year-old is in line to become a free agent in a little over six months’ time, upon the terms of his PSG contract coming to a close.
Messi’s entourage, for their part, have since moved to firmly dispel such claims, assuring that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is yet to come to a decision on his future.
And this was a sentiment echoed on Thursday evening, by the aforementioned Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Drawn on Messi’s future amid the Argentine’s ongoing efforts to guide his nation to glory at the World Cup, PSG president Al-Khelaifi assured that negotiations with Messi over a new contract are imminent:
“We’ve agreed together to discuss after the World Cup but both parties are very happy.”
“He is very happy at PSG, you can see that with the national team — he has played fantastically this season for us”.