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PSG offer Lionel Messi lucrative deal with Barcelona future unclear

PSG, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi saw his massive 4-year, $674 million deal expired last week and at this point, it’s unclear if he will sign a new contract at the Camp Nou. Amid his uncertain future, French giants PSG have swooped in and are looking to capitalize, per AS.

Lionel Messi attempted to leave Barca last summer after voicing his displeasure with the higher-ups, but he ultimately stayed put. There were reports last week that he did come to an agreement recently to stay in Spain until 2023, but it remains to be seen if the rumors are true or not.

Nonetheless, Messi in Paris would certainly be a scary sight. With an already electrifying duo of attackers in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, adding Lionel Messi to the mix would be an absolute handful for any backline in France or Europe.

The Barcelona striker enjoyed another fantastic campaign last term, bagging 30 goals and tallying nine assists in 35 La Liga appearances for the Catalan club, although they did fall short of their title aspirations. Messi is also starring for Argentina at the 2021 Copa America, having already scored four goals in five games. They face Colombia on Tuesday for a spot in the finals against Brazil on the line.

Lionel Messi in a PSG jersey is hard to imagine, but you really never know. He may be up for a change of scenery. After all, Barcelona is cash-strapped after the Coronavirus pandemic hit them hard.