It could be Lionel Messi’s final appearance in the El Clasico this weekend…
This could be Lionel Messi’s final game against Madrid but is the first since Joan Laporta returned as Barça president Hello again. If there was a moment in which Joan Laporta’s return to the presidency of Barcelona started to feel real, it was probably the morning of 15 December when a giant banner was put…
Lionel Messi’s contract expires this summer and his future is up in the air having been linked with a move away ever since his attempts to leave the club last year were unsuccessful.
The eight-time Olympic gold medallist admitted Ronaldo’s links to Manchetser United influenced his decision, with the sprinter a big fan of the Red Devils.
Kylian Mbappe’s is on track to fulfil his potential as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s heir, but Steve McManaman has warned the 22-year-old he could need to escape PSG.
His contract expires in just 85 days’ time at the end of the current campaign, meaning clubs outside Spain could negotiate personal terms from January over a free transfer in the summer.
The Brazilian has been in France since he left Barcelona in 2017 in a £198m move, but has been unable to lead the Parisians to a Champions League title in his time at the club.
Messi, 33, is out of contract with Barca in the summer and his future in more doubt than it ever has been during his 21 years association with the club and Di Maria hopes to sway him to Paris.
Messi’s future still remains in doubt, although observers say there is possibly cause for optimism among Barca fans as Manchester City’s interest in Messi has cooled and the player seems more committed to the club than in recent times.
Neymar has reportedly put talks over a new Paris Saint-Germain contract on hold as he is growing increasingly confident that close friend Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona.