Christophe Galtier: ‘Lionel Messi and PSG talking a lot over contract extension’

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Galtier: 'Messi and PSG talking a lot over contract extension'

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Christophe Galtier has acknowledged that the membership are “talking a lot” with Lionel Messi about a new contract.

Messi is about to enter the ultimate few months of a two-year deal, which he signed after leaving Barcelona in the summertime of 2021.

In his 65 appearances for PSG, Messi has scored 29 targets and supplied 32 assists, serving to the membership win a League title and the French Tremendous Cup.

The Argentine worldwide has been linked with a return to the Catalan giants, whereas MLS aspect Inter Miami are fascinated with securing his providers.

A latest report additionally claimed that Messi is about to be supplied a £193m a 12 months deal by Saudi Arabian aspect Al-Hilal.

Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos celebrate after the match on February 19, 2023.

With Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment enjoying for Al-Nassr, a transfer to Al-Hilal would see Messi be part of his long-term rival in Saudi Arabia.

Regardless of attracting curiosity from throughout the globe, Messi can be open to the concept of remaining within the French capital.

Journalist Guillem Balague just lately mentioned that the World Cup winner could be ready to stick with PSG if he was given assurances concerning the membership’s means to compete on the prime degree.

PSG have been knocked out of the last-16 of the Champions League by Bayern Munich earlier this month, and Messi seemingly desires ensures that the Parisians have a plan to noticeably problem for Europe’s prime prize.

Talking forward of Sunday’s house league assembly with Rennes, Galtier was questioned about Messi’s future with the French champions.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Christophe Galtier reacts on January 11, 2023.

“It is too early to know his future,” Galtier mentioned. “He, the board and the president are talking a lot. I’ve already mentioned that his keep could be constructive information for everybody.

“I do know there was a lot of criticism after Bayern Munich, however he has been decisive in lots of moments of the season.”

Following PSG’s Champions League exit, Galtier’s personal future has been known as into query with the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique linked with the membership’s managerial place.

Galtier, who received the league title with Lille within the 2020-21 marketing campaign, is closing in on his first Ligue 1 trophy as PSG boss.

The Parisians are at the moment 10 factors away from their nearest rivals Marseille forward of the weekend’s spherical of fixtures.