“Lionel Messi’s extension is bullish!” PSG warned that the Argentine superstar’s new contract was a “very bad idea”.
Negotiations are underway over a new tenure for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner at the Parc des Princes, with the Argentine superstar set to be phased out in the summer. PSG want to record a player with Messi’s skill and profile, but the 35-year-old will be allowed a free hand if the Ligue 1 champions start implementing longer-term plans. Mr. Rosen thinks so.
The former France international, who spent six years at PSG during his playing career, told RMC Sport:
“Messi’s extension is bullish. It’s hard to lead three [Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe]. Then there’s the salary. And then we see PSG sticking to financial fair play as the wage bill explodes.” Here we have the opportunity to recover a large amount of money from Messi’s salary. This is a great way to recruit and improve your team. Still, extending Leo Messi is a very bad idea.”
Roten further stated:
“Regarding his image and what he reflects, I don’t understand why Leo Messi would want to extend his adventure. He makes no effort to move the club forward. He lowers and enters the dressing room.Even when he achieves his goal, his name is chanted and there is no gesture of appreciation towards his fans.He doesn’t want to invest more in the project. So keeping him is not a good idea. ”
Rosen admits PSG’s signing of ‘the greatest player of all time’, Messi, for two seasons was positive, but it’s time to encourage the younger members of the team in their long-term ‘reconstruction’. We believe that the contract and all the rookies you can buy in the upcoming transfer window.
Messi joined PSG as a free agent in 2021 when it became clear that Barcelona could not afford to renew his contract at the Camp Nou. In 58 appearances as the 2022 World Champions, he has scored 26 goals and 28 assists as the Ligue 1 Giants.