The talk of the town at Paris Saint-Germain as of late has centered on the uncertain future of Lionel Messi at the club. The Argentine forward is set to become a free agent in the upcoming summer transfer window.
There have been some who have called for PSG to not push to sign Messi to a new contract deal, while others believe that the Ligue 1 side should go all out to keep the Argentine forward at the club. For former FIFA World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu, he would like to see Messi remain at PSG.
“I’m going against the grain, but I want to see Messi extend his stay in Paris for another year,” Lizarazu said on Telefoot. “I want us to still have the privilege of seeing him in France. He is the greatest player in history, at least in the 20 years. He showed at the World Cup that he can still play at a very high level, yes, he was disappointing against Bayern, but like the whole PSG team.”
Overall, Lizarazu has questions about whether Messi truly has the motivation to win the UEFA Champions League competition with PSG.
“The question now is whether he still has that motivation to win the Champions League with Paris or bring something great to PSG,” Lizarazu said. “Only he can answer these questions. But, me, as a football fan, I still want to see him, one more year, in Paris.”
The ball is reportedly in Messi’s court regarding his future at PSG. The Argentine forward has already received a contract proposal from the Ligue 1 side, but he first “wants to understand” what will be the club’s project for next season.
Messi currently leads Ligue 1 in goal contributions with 26.