It seems that the Argentine star, Lionel Messi, has not yet decided his final position on continuing with his team Barcelona or leaving him during the current summer transfer period.
Earlier there were reports of an upcoming conflict between Inter Milan and Manchester City to sign Messi, indicating that the Italian team is ready to offer a tempting four-year contract to the Argentine star under which the “flea” would receive an annual salary of 50 million euros, while the team The English is ready to fulfill all of Messi’s material requests.
But the Italian newspaper, “La Gazzetta dello Sport”, exploded a big surprise, by announcing that the Paris Saint-Germain team, which had previously signed with Brazilian star Neymar from Barcelona in particular, was also ready to compete for Messi.
The newspaper indicated that Messi will leave Barcelona if the management of the Catalan club does not form a competitive team, and if Neymar does not return to the team, and this last condition is considered impossible, at least for the time being.
La Gazzetta dello Sport explained that Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, realizes that there will be significant economic benefits from the sale of Messi, but he wants the Argentine himself to publicly declare his desire to leave.
Messi’s contract with Barcelona extends until 2021, and his market value is currently estimated at 112 million euros, but the penalty clause in his contract is 700 million euros.
The Argentine international is currently experiencing a difficult period with Barcelona, as the team has not won any title this season for the first time since the 2017/2018 season, and recently suffered a humiliating loss to Bayern Munich, 2-8, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Source: “La Gazzetta dello Sport”