Lionel Messi’s future at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) continues to be shrouded in uncertainty. The Argentine superstar’s contract is set to expire at the end of next month. The latest development in the saga is his early return to training after being suspended by the club. We delve into the possibility of Messi returning for the next PSG match.
Messi on for the next PSG match?
Messi skipped last Monday’s training session in favour of his commitments as the Gulf state’s tourism ambassador. This led to his eventual suspension. However, his public apology on Friday appears to have helped his case. With PSG shortening his two-week suspension and allowing him to return to training a week early.
The 35-year-old was alone in training on Monday. While the rest of the squad was given the day off after their win over Troyes yesterday. Messi’s early return to training suggests that he is keen to make amends and contribute to the team’s success in their upcoming matches.
PSG’s next match is on Saturday against Stade Rennais. It remains to be seen whether Messi will be included in the squad. His suspension reportedly covered training and matchdays, and it is unclear whether his early return will make him available for selection.
Where will Messi go?
Messi’s future at PSG has been the subject of intense speculation in recent months, with reports linking him to several clubs across Europe and the United States. Al Hilal, a club in Saudi Arabia, is said to have made an offer to Messi which even surpasses Ronaldo’s deal. His former teammates Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and current PSG teammate Marco Verratti, also reportedly targeted by the club.
A move to Inter Miami, an MLS team owned by David Beckham, has also been mooted. While a return to Barcelona, where he spent the majority of his career, remains a big possibility.
Messi’s departure from PSG would be a major blow to the French club. They signed him on a free transfer last summer in one of the biggest deals in football history. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has been in fine form for PSG this season, scoring 35 goals in all competitions and helping the club to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
As the end of the season approaches, all eyes will be on Messi and PSG as the football world waits to see where the Argentine superstar will be playing next season.