PSG in discussion with Messi over renewal, confirms director: “We are talking”
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Luis Campos recently sat down with Telefoot, where he offered his thoughts on various topics around PSG, along with the status of first-team superstars such as Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Most notably, the director confirmed PSG’s talks with Messi and doubled down on the club’s desire to keep him a part of the team in the foreseeable future.
“At the moment, we are in discussions with Messi for his extension. I would like to keep him in this project, I can’t hide it. We are talking at the moment to achieve this goal, and continue to have him with us,” Campos told Telefoot.
Campos took over the reins at PSG during the summer, replacing Leonardo Araujo. Although Campos’ new signings have had mixed success, the director has been credited for his work in the dressing room, which has translated into an excellent start to the season for PSG.
Campos’ influence has been critical in the management of the club’s star players as well, with various sources suggesting that Messi is determined to continue his chapter at Parc des Princes for at least another year, despite interest from former employers Barcelona.
Ben Jacobs broke an update yesterday, suggesting that PSG have failed to reach a verbal agreement with Messi over a renewal.
Although the update might have alerted Barcelona, there are no immediate indications that Messi wants to leave Paris this summer. In fact, it is PSG who have the upper hand, and if everything goes well, the forward is set to earn a new contract until 2024, with an option to extend it further.
In any case, Barça are not in a position to make a move to re-sign the Argentine in the coming summer, due to the problems with Financial Fair Play rules.