PSG forward and Argentina World Cup hero Lionel Messi is closing in on his return to Barcelona, MySportDab reports.
According to Sport, Lionel Messi immediately took a ‘surprise flight’ to Barcelona after Angers Vs PSG Ligue 1 clash.
The report confirms Lionel Messi did not took the trip alone to Catalonia but was accompanied by his entourage and representatives.
It was also confirmed his family members did not travel with him but he carried about 14 luggages to Catalonia during the trip.
MySportDab understands Lionel Messi is yet to renew his PSG contract with just few months to the expiration of his contract at the club.
His signed a two-year contract with the club which will expire at the end of the summer.
PSG and Lionel Messi have been involved in contract renewal talks but no progress has been recorded so far.
Reports from French media says PSG want to cut down on their overbloated wage bill to avoid collisions with European Financial Fair Play Rules.
The club’s President Nassr Al-Khelaifi is also reportedly not keen on the contract renewal process for Lionel Messi as the club places priority on younger talents.
Hence, contract talks between Lionel Messi and the club have broken down.
Messi played in PSG’s Matchday 32 clash against Angers and it just 6 Ligue 1 matches remaining to the end of the season.
With no progress in contract renewal talks and dwindling popularity with PSG fans after the club crashed out of the Champions League, Lionel Messi may well be on his way out of PSG at the end of the season.
The Mirror reports Lionel Messi is set to leave PSG at the end of the season and PSG are no longer bent on renewing his contract.
Hence, the ‘surprise flight’ to Barcelona as reported by Sport is Messi’s preparatory for his PSG exit.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have confirmed contact with him and want him to return to the club.