PSG to offer Messi contract extension this week 

Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain celebrate
Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain celebrate - IMAGO / Sebastian Frej

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly close to agreeing on a contract extension with Lionel Messi.

The French Ligue 1 giants have prepared a contract that they hope to present to Messi this week to ward off every interest in the player from clubs abroad before the turn of the year.

The Argentina captain has just six months left on his current deal at Parc des Princes and will be free to speak with clubs outside of France on January 1, 2023.

And according to GOAL, the French club have moved to avoid that by arranging a meeting with the newly-crowned World Cup and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi this week in which they hope to sign a contract extension as soon as possible.

Al-Khelaifi was in attendance to watch his number 30 claim a World Cup crown in the Middle East, during which he extended an invitation to Messi requesting his presence at a meeting to discuss his future.

The 35-year-old is in his second in Paris. His attitude and commitment to the PSG cause have impressed his employers. The Ligue 1 champions are keen to keep him alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, who they hope will continue to attract sponsors to the club.

According to the report by GOAL, the contract extension Messi will be offered will be like the one he agreed to when he moved from Barcelona as a free agent in 2021. Messi was offered a two-year deal when he joined PSG and will be presented with another two-year agreement. 

The Argentine’s salary is likely to remain roughly the same, and the expectation is that he will spend at least one more season in France.