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Report: Lionel Messi to stay at PSG for another season after World Cup win
Lionel Messi's potential MLS arrival may not be imminent.

According to various reports, Messi has verbally agreed to renew his contract with PSG for another season. Messi is in the second year of a two-year deal with the French giants and could have started negotiations over a new contract with another club in January. Football contracts generally allow players to negotiate freely with other clubs and are valid for six months.

During the World Cup, reports emerged that Messi would strike a deal with Major League Soccer to join Inter Miami in the summer. Messi has long been tipped to be the ultimate MLS mover and his name has been linked with Beckham's side.

Reports in November said Messi would become the highest-paid player in MLS history if he joined Inter Miami in the summer. Will or when will Messi move to Inter Miami - perhaps after the 2023-24 season? – He may still be the highest paid player in the league. His profile hasn't dipped at all over the past few weeks.

The World Cup has shown that Messi is still at or near his prime. He was unbelievable as Argentina bounced back from their first defeat in Saudi Arabia to win the World Cup. It was the country's first World Cup win since 1986, a victory that could prove Messi is the greatest player of all time.

Did World Cup success keep Messi in Europe? PSG are by far the best team in French Ligue 1 but are still chasing the elusive Champions League title. Led by Messi, Mbappe and Neymar, PSG have the best attacking trio in all of club football.

Messi won the Champions League four times with Barcelona before moving to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in the summer of 2021. He has 11 goals and 14 assists in 18 Ligue 1 and Champions League games in 2022.

Paris Saint-Germain suffered another tough draw in the Champions League this season. PSG met eternal German champions Bayern Munich in the round of 16 after losing to eventual champions Real Madrid in the round of 16 a season earlier. Paris Saint-Germain won the first leg of that match 1-0 before losing the second leg to a 1-3 draw.

Lionel Messi will agree to stay at Paris Saint-Germain to celebrate his World Cup triumph as he tries to lead France to the elusive Champions League, local media said on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old, who guided Argentina to victory over France in Qatar in last weekend's World Cup final, is set to extend his contract with the French capital for another season, which expires this summer. Le Parisian and RMC Sport report that Messi will meet Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and other senior club officials after returning from his World Cup break.

After spending his entire career at Barcelona, ​​Messi signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain in 2021, with an option for a further year.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has won four Champions League titles and ten La Liga titles with Spain in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

He led Argentina to a penalty shootout victory over France in the World Cup final on Sunday after the epic game ended 3-3 in extra time.

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Messi, who was voted the tournament's best player, scored twice against Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe to score a hat-trick for France.

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Messi will leave the Parc des Princes in June after two years and hopes to stay in Paris for another season or two, French newspaper Le Parisien first reported on Wednesday.

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Sources told ESPN that talks on contract details - including duration, wages or bonuses - have yet to start, but there is an informal agreement that Messi will stay in Paris.

Paris Saint-Germain officials met Messi's father Jorge ahead of the World Cup and told him they wanted to keep the striker and needed to understand his plans for next season, and Jorge said Messi wanted to, too. stay.

They will sit back down for talks with PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi and sporting director Luis Campos in January when the forward returns from his 10-day break after the World Cup.

Sources have told ESPN that Messi has not received any offers from any other club than PSG and has not spoken to Barca president Joan Laporta since he left the club.

PSG will also pledge to give him a competitive team to try to win another Champions League and to stay at the top of his game ahead of his next, and perhaps final, chance to win a trophy with Argentina at Copa America in 2024.

Messi, who has won the Ballon d'Or seven times, helped Argentina lift the World Cup trophy by beating France on penalties in the final on Sunday. It was Messi's first World Cup win and the third in Argentina's history.

Last month, reports suggested Major League Soccer club Inter Miami CF were confident they would sign the Argentina captain after the World Cup, but ESPN sources denied there was an agreement in place. Barcelona were also reported to be interested in Messi's return.

Messi, who has 12 goals and 14 assists for PSG in all competitions this season, moved to the French capital from Barcelona in 2021 on a two-year contract.

Information from Reuters was used in this story.

December 22, 2022 at 9:50 am ESTExpandLionel MessiPSG's Lionel Messi controls the ball during the Champions League group H soccer match between Juventus and Paris Saint Germain at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

ByDecember 22, 2022 at 9:50 am ESTLionel Messi’s potential MLS arrival may not be imminent.According to multiple reports,Messi has verbally agreed to extend his contract with Paris Saint-German for another season. Messi is in the second year of a two-year deal with the French giants and could have started negotiating a new deal with another club in January. Soccer contracts generally allow players to freely negotiate with other clubs with six months remaining on their contracts.

Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi has been all over the news after he led Argentina to their third FIFA World Cup title and the first in 36 years (1978, 1986). With the 35-year-old having completed his international duty on a high by winning the only title missing from his trophy cabinet, rumours have already begun about his club future, with the latest report stating that he has agreed on a contract extension with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Lionel Messi to snub Inter Miami & stay at PSG
According to Le Parisien, Lionel Messi has reached a verbal agreement with PSG to extend his contract for another season, with his current deal set to expire in June 2023. This latest development comes after previous reports stated that the Argentine international was close to agreeing on a deal with Inter Miami. Matt Lawton of The Times had reported in November that the 35-year-old was close to agreeing on a deal with Inter Miami, which would have made him the highest-paid player in MLS history.

ESPNFC's Julien Laurens had reported that Messi had not agreed on any deal with the MLS outfit as he was keen on focusing on the FIFA World Cup 2022. While it remains to be seen what decision Messi takes for his future, PSG owner Nasser Al Khelaifi has made it clear that he wants the Argentine international to remain at the club.

"We want to keep both Leo Messi and Mbappé, of course — they’re the best players and the best goalscorers of the World Cup. I won’t say more about Messi as we have a plan to discuss after the World Cup," said Al Khelaifi in an interview with RMC Sport. Alongside Kylian Mbappe, who won the golden boot at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2022, Messi was the other star of the tournament with seven goals and three assists to his name.