Lionel Messi’s contract negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain have been suspended until after the 2022 World Cup.

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Lionel Messi's contract negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain have been suspended until after the 2022 World Cup.

While Messi was still a Barcelona player in 2021, the French club offered him a three-year contract or two years with a one-year option. It took two years in the end.

But Messi is expected to have a number of options when that expires next summer, including in the MLS.

Messi wants to concentrate on beginning the season well with PSG and then trying to win the World Cup with Argentina, with the November-December tournament in Qatar likely to be his last opportunity.

Barcelona have also openly talked about Messi one day returning when the club is in a better economic condition.

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  • PSG has lately expressed a wish to extend his current contract, which expires in 2023, for at least another year until 2024.

  • PSG’s new era under Christophe Galtier is centred on getting the most out of Messi, who has committed to staying at least until the conclusion of his current contract.

His club future is therefore expected to be on the agenda next January, when six months will be left on this deal and he will be able to talk to clubs outside France.