Lionel Messi will keep at Barcelona for the remainder of his profession if he decides to signal a brand new contract with the LaLiga giants this summer time.
That’s in keeping with French journalist Julien Laurens, who insists the Barcelona captain has not selected his subsequent transfer.
Messi, whose Barca contract runs out on the finish of the season, has been closely linked with summer time transfers to Man City and Paris Saint-Germain in latest months.
Giving an replace on the 33-year-old’s future, Laurens informed talkSPORT: “He hasn’t determined but what he desires to do subsequent season.
“He can signal a pre-contract anyplace he desires. He’s in the marketplace, however he hasn’t determined if he desires to remain at Barcelona [or go].
“If he stays now, he stays eternally. If he decides to go away, there are solely two golf equipment proper now who can afford him, who can signal him, Manchester City and PSG.
“There’s a likelihood if he desires to go away that PSG can recruit him. There’s nonetheless a protracted strategy to go, however they’re making ready to supply him a very whole lot within the case he decides to go away.”
Laurens insists Messi must take a ‘vital’ pay reduce from his annual wage of round £65million (€75m) irrespective of the place he finally ends up this 12 months.
He added: “No matter he does subsequent season, he must take a pay reduce.
“Proper now his present contract at Barcelona is round €75million euros for the season. There’s nobody proper now, Barca, PSG, Man City, Liverpool, Actual Madrid who pays that sum of money.
“He is aware of it, so no matter he does he’ll should take a pay reduce, fairly a major one as nicely.
“Barcelona can’t afford him on the present phrases and I don’t assume City and PSG can both.
“Nonetheless, if he was going, ‘I’ve earned a lot cash, I do know the present contract is thoughts blowing, so I’ll take a pay reduce’ then I believe Barca can preserve him and City and PSG can signal him if he desires to go away.”