According to a report published by ESPN, Lionel Messi’s father and agent Jorge, Messi is already in talks with PSG over a negotiation that can take place in January.
Messi wanted to leave the club in the summer, but a move to Manchester City fell through after extensive legal proceedings regarding his contract and if he could leave the club for free. Now former President Josep Bartomeu blocked the transfer himself, saying that he could leave for no less than his €700 million – the release clause mentioned in the contract.
The Argentine came out after that to speak about the saga, explaining his unhappiness, and how the only reason he did not leave was because he did not want to drag the club he loved into a legal battle.
However, he can leave Barça in June, next year on a free transfer, and his father and agent Jorge Messi is already in talks with PSG over a move, with the report stating that the negotiations are likely to start in January.
PSG is one of the handful clubs in the world which can afford Messi’s behemoth salary given their rich backing from Tamim din Hamad Al Thani – ruler of Qatar. The six-time Ballon D’Or winner could join friend Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to make one of the most destructive attacking trio in world football.