With Lionel Messi officially out of FC Barcelona, all eyes are on his most understandable destination: Paris Saint-Germain. New details have emerged about his deal with the French giants.
After months of Barcelona president Juan Laporta insisting that Messi stay at Camp Nou, it is no small surprise that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is suddenly available. The opportunity presented itself and it seems that the Qatari owners of PSG are finding it difficult to miss such a great opportunity to sign one of the best players in the world.
According to Brand, French media have revealed some details about the talks between the French giants and the Argentine star. According to him, the former Barcelona captain has been offered a two-year contract with a third option.
An interesting detail that has come to light is that Messi will reportedly receive a “net salary of 40 million euros a year”. This is important because the contract that Brazilian star Neymar Jr. has extended is worth 35 million euros. Messi will earn more than Neymar, but Brazil should have no problem with this dynamic.
That’s a big deal, but it’s definitely a better deal than what would have happened to Argentina if he had stayed with Barcelona. The report said that this was slightly less than the French club’s offer in the past, but it is in line with the player’s demands and gives him at least two years.
It is expected that a meeting will be scheduled on Sunday with Macy’s representatives and PSG management. Meanwhile, the player is expected to stay in Barcelona to settle his affairs. If all goes well at the meeting, Messi is expected to leave for Paris early this week for a possible medical and presentation.
This raises a lot of questions about the future of French forward Callien Mbabane. It will be a little crowded in PSG’s magnificent dressing room, and he may be closer to going to Real Madrid than ever before.