PSG consider extending Lionel Messi’s contract

French giants Paris Saint-Germain are planning a contract extension for Lionel Messi, according to L’Equipe.

The Parisians also plan to extend the contracts of Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos and Marco Verratti.

Messi’s contract was a two-year deal with the option of a third, and now Luis Campos will strive to renew it beyond the original date.

Messi left Barcelona after 19 years with the first team due to the Catalan club’s financial difficulties. The 35-year-old joined PSG in 2021, and after struggling in his debut season, the Argentine is making this campaign thrive.

Last season, he finished the Ligue 1 campaign with six goals and 14 assists (17 big chances) in 26 appearances. This season, he already has three goals and seven assists (ten big chances) in seven games.

The arrival of Christophe Galtier has made PSG’s frontline of Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe smoother/greater. They now work as a unit as opposed to three talented stars.

PSG would like to keep this magic as long as possible.

Several players are asking for a contract extension at PSG.

Club captain Marquinhos has two years left on his contract, and the Ligue 1 champions would like to retain one of their valuable dressing room leaders for the foreseeable future.

The assistant captain and academy product Kimpembe also has two years on his contract. He was subject to interest from Chelsea but decided to stay put.

Chelsea could still agree a deal with the France international despite Thomas Tuchel’s departure. The club have targeted Kimpembe in the past before Tuchel’s arrival. PSG would like to keep the Blues at bay.

Midfield maestro Marco Verratti also has two years on his contract. What make PSG suspicious. He is also in line for an extension.

Sergio Ramos has joined PSG alongside Messi on a two-year contract. After struggling with injuries in his first season in France, the 36-year-old former Real Madrid captain is enjoying a fine campaign. PSG would like to extend his stay beyond next year.

Campos still has some work to do after his summer transfer deals. He looks set to stay in France despite his links to the role of Chelsea sporting director.

The 58-year-old’s next task will be to sort out renewals for his club’s star players.

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