Lionel Messi, world champion and author of 799 goals in his professional career, will play today with his team, Paris Saint-Germain, a decisive match against Bayern Munich in Germany, for a place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League Europe. After the 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the round of 16 in France, the match will be played from 5:00 p.m. at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, with transmission by ESPN and Star+.
Beyond being able to reach goal 800, it will be essential for PSG to advance to the next round. Messi ends his contract in June of this year and his main objective is to win the Champions League with the French club, otherwise his stay in Paris could come to an end.
However, after rumors spread, the president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, finally acknowledged that he had contacts for the return of Lionel Messi, with his father and manager, Jorge. A lot was said both in Spain, France and Argentina about the rumors of a possible rapprochement between the Argentine star and Barcelona. The reality is that the future of the Argentine captain is still a real unknown, although the only concrete thing is his link with Paris Saint-Germain until June.
Fabrizio Romano, a renowned Italian journalist, published on his Twitter account Laporta’s confirmation of a dialogue with the environment with Messi.
“I met Jorge Messi, we talked about the World Cup and a tribute match for Leo. I’m happy for him”, Romano quoted about the sayings of the president of the Culé entity. And then he added: “He’s at PSG now, so I don’t want to talk about whether he could come back or not.”
For their part, from PSG they seek to retain him. Although during the 2022 Qatar World Cup it was ensured that Jorge Messi had reached a pre-agreement for continuity in the Parisian entity and that the signing would take place after finishing his participation in the World Cup, that has not yet happened. From their environment they assure that they are not negotiating with anyone other than PSG at the moment and that the main idea is to continue in Paris. But, until the signature is given, from Spain, the United States and from Newell’s they are excited.
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