PSG would offer Messi a renewal under one condition
Paris Saint Germain is happy with Messi, but will that be enough to renew him?
Lionel Messi left Barcelona last year. That moment was iconic for modern football because many of us never imagined that the Argentine star would split from the club that saw him evolve into one of the best players in history. Since 2005 he had been a fundamental piece of the Catalan club.
However there was also something obvious, Barcelona was in a giant financial crisis. After Joan Laporta took charge of Barcelona’s presidency, his first mission was to put order the team’s expenses. That was when Barcelona realized how expensive was to have the best Argentine in history.
The salary that Messi received will probably never be known, but the closest amount we’ll get to know was about 71 million euros a year, a wage that is actually higher than the budget of many European teams. So Laporta made a tough decision, letting Messi go. Which benefited PSG.
But since he left Barcelona, Laporta has tried to convince him to return, obviously at a lower price. So far, PSG is happy with his performance, and according to French media reports, they would be close to offering him a renewal but under one condition.
His performance in the World Cup would determine everything
PSG is satisfied with what Messi has done so far with the team. In this season in 11 games, he has scored six times and assisted eight times. But the final evaluation to be able to renew will be the performance of Argentina in the World Cup. What will be enough to convince the leaders? Maybe his team will reach the semifinals of the World Cup.