If reports are to be believed, Argentine superstar Lionel Messi looks all set to stay in the French capital for the upcoming season as well. The French club faces a summer of huge uncertainty, with the club aware of the poor season which saw them crash out of the Champions League after giving away a 2-0 advantage in the round-of-16. PSG has a lot of work to do in the summer, with the club having to deal with the futures of Pochettino, Messi, and sporting director Leonardo.
Major sources believe that Messi is all set to stay in Paris, with the star said to be totally committed to the project that the club has promised him. This comes on the back of Lionel Messi scoring the goal that ensured that the Parisians win the Ligue 1, in a 1-1 draw against Lens.
But it was a season to forget for the club, with disappointing performances, and even Lionel Messi unable to reach the heights of his all-conquering Barca self, scoring only 4 times in the league, and generally unable to form any sort of understanding with the other two members of the front 3 in Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. Things seemingly went from bad to worse, where the Argentine was subjected to boos by a section of the PSG ultras.
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Now that all is said and done, the club believes that Lionel Messi is indeed the right person to stay at the club, and will be the centre of the rebuilding project that will happen in the summer. With Mbappe all set to leave in the summer as a free agent, and the club willing to listen to offers for Neymar, who has been pretty disgruntled and has his own long injury history at the club, it is a no-brainer that the club will look towards the experience and the leadership that the Argentine will provide, which they feel will be a very valuable asset for the club and its players for next season.
Yes, the performances were more ordinary than extraordinary, but the club totally believes that a player of Messi’s quality and stature will not be away from scoring and assisting once again. So now that all signs look toward Lionel Messi staying in Paris for another year at least, will he be able to recapture the glories of yesteryear and lead this club to the final frontier of the Champions League?. Or will his quest end in failures like the stars before him? Only time will tell.