Lionel Messi set to be offered PSG contract extension with ex-Barcelona star's deal running out next summer | The Sun

LIONEL MESSI is set to be rewarded with a new Paris Saint-Germain contract, according to reports.

The 35-year-old's two-year deal, which he signed when arriving from Barcelona, expires next summer.

Reports at the time suggested the deal had an option for a further 12 months, however Marca claim it is fact just a straight two-year contract.

But the same outlet report PSG now want to offer Messi a year extension and keep him at the club until 2024.

The club are thought to have already told Messi they want him to sign a new deal.

No formal offer has been made as of yet – and it is understood Messi wants to wait until after the World Cup to make a decision.

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He is eyeing glory in Qatar with Argentina and is keen to see how the tournament pans out before committing to a new deal in Paris.

After a mixed first campaign in the French capital PSG believe Messi is ready to kick on after having 12 months to settle following his switch from Barca.

A mixture of Covid and injury problems meant Messi did not play more than 10 games in a row at any point last term.

Despite the huge fanfare regarding his arrival, Messi only scored six and produced 14 assists, stats that were well below his usual output.

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Now though after having time to adapt the French giants reckon he can finally lead them to Champions League glory next season.

While PSG plan to keep Messi for what he brings on the pitch, they are also aware of his impact off it.

Marca claim Messi has brought in close to £600million in revenue since joining the club, plus 10 brand new sponsorship deals.

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As well as that, 60 per cent of PSG kits sold last season were reported to have had Messi's name and No30 on the back.

So while PSG plan to keep Messi on the books for his on-field contributions, the money he brings in to the Parc des Princes cannot be ignored.

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