Lionel Messi to decide future after World Cup with PSG contract expiring next summer… but has NO current transfer offers


LIONEL MESSI will decide his future after the World Cup – but has so far had no offers from any club. 

The Argentine hero signed a two-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain in 2021.

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Lionel Messi’s current PSG contract expires in the summer and his future is unclearCredit: AP
The Argentina icon hopes to lead his country to World Cup glory in Qatar

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The Argentina icon hopes to lead his country to World Cup glory in QatarCredit: Getty

But with that contract expiring next summer, it remains unclear where he will be playing his football in the 2023-24 season. 

And SunSport can reveal the Argentine hero currently has no concrete options.

Despite suggestions PSG want to offer him a one-year extension, the French giants are yet to table that deal. 

Messi, 35, has not been sent any contracts from elsewhere, either, which as it stands would make him a free agent again in nine months.

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However, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is focused on the World Cup as he looks to lead Argentina to glory.

Lionel Scaloni’s side face Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in November’s group stages and they will be desperate to go one better than their runner-up finish in 2014 by lifting the iconic trophy in Doha on December 18. 

After the tournament finishes, Messi will then sit down to make a call on his club career.  

Despite rumours of a transfer return, former club Barcelona have made zero contact with the player directly since his emotional exit in August 2021. 

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Messi left his boyhood club when his contract expired last year and the club could not afford to give him a new deal. 

The player was willing to take a huge pay cut to stay but employment law in Spain combined with LaLiga financial regulations prevented any extension from being possible.

Messi joined PSG on a free transfer, forming a deadly strike force with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe but endured a tough first season at the Parc des Princes – despite winning the title.

He scored just six league goals in his lowest tally since becoming a Barcelona regular in 2005-06. 

But the ex-Barca captain has already managed four in eight appearances this term as Christophe Galtier’s men sit two points clear at the top of the table.

After scoring a sublime chip on international duty last weekend, Messi revealed he was finally enjoying his football again after his struggles.

He said: “I feel good, I feel different from last year. I knew it was going to be like this.

“I’m more comfortable with the club, the dressing room, my team-mates, the game.

“I feel very good again, so I’m starting to enjoy it again.”

Messi left Barcelona in emotional scenes when his contract could not be renewed

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Messi left Barcelona in emotional scenes when his contract could not be renewedCredit: Getty
He joined PSG as a free agent on a two-year deal until 2023

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He joined PSG as a free agent on a two-year deal until 2023Credit: Getty
After struggling for goals last season, he has started the new campaign in red-hot form

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After struggling for goals last season, he has started the new campaign in red-hot formCredit: AFP





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