Mercato | Mercato – PSG: Another masterful blow to Messi takes shape for next summer!

Posted on January 9, 2022 at 5.30 p.m. by BC

After getting their hands on Lionel Messi last summer, PSG are eyeing other players approaching the end of their contract for next season, like Paul Pogba. With a lot of competition announced for the France international, Leonardo could quickly take control of the matter.

Last August, the Paris Saint-Germain made an impression with the arrival of Lionel Messi. Very close to extending with FC Barcelona , the Argentinian finally had to resolve to leave Catalonia because of the financial problems of the club culé, a boon for the Qataris, who did not miss their chance. Lionel Messi has thus signed up for two seasons, plus an optional one, in favor of PSG without the club having to pay transfer fees, a strategy that has also been implemented with Georginio Wijnaldum , Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos , arrived free of any contract. Leonardo could once again shine in the coming months with Antonio Rüdiger or Franck Kessié , who are slow to find an agreement with their club for the renewal of their lease, and it is the same with Paul Pogba , a longtime target of the PSG .

PSG as “most likely destination” for Pogba next summer

The name of Paul Pogba circulates regularly in the French capital. Last summer, the Manchester United midfielder appeared as a hot track from Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo , who finally put this file aside in order to focus on Lionel Messi . Paul Pogba therefore remained with the Red Devils, without extending his contract which ended at the end of the season, and negotiations have since seemed to have come to a standstill between the Mancunian club and Mina Raiola , the agent of the tricolor world champion. The latest offer from Manchester United has gone unanswered, and no relaunch has been made by management, contrary to some reports in the English press in recent days. “To clarify media rumors, Paul hasn't been offered a new contract in recent months. Paul is fully focused on recovering from his injury in order to help the team as soon as possible, ”assured a spokesperson for Paul Pogba to the Daily Mail Friday. According to information from the Sun, three teams are now closely monitoring the player's situation, namely Juventus , Real Madrid and therefore PSG . A time cited among the contenders, the FC Barcelona would be today in withdrawal because of the blow of the operation and the reluctance of Xavi towards the arrival of the French international in Catalonia. A three-way battle therefore seems to be emerging for Paul Pogba, authorized to negotiate with the club of his choice since January 1, and according to The Times, it is the PSG which leaves favorite. Indeed, the club of the capital appears as the most likely destination for the native of Lagny-sur-Marne at the moment T, although the main interested party has not yet given any indication to his relatives or to Manchester United for its future.

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