Reuters / Jon Nazca
The Spanish newspaper “Marca” sees, on Friday, that the key to the transfer of Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, to Real Madrid, next summer, is in the hands of Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s captain.
Marca confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain is intent on signing Messi, but despite the great financial capabilities of the French club, he may resort to selling his young player, Clian Mbappe, whom Real Madrid is working to include.
The newspaper pointed out that Messi’s contract with Barcelona will end at the end of the current season, and there are many indications that his departure from the “Camp Nou” stadium is approaching, and among the clubs interested in joining him, and at the same time able to pay his salary, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
She indicated that Mbappe’s contract with the Parisian team expires by the summer of 2022, and whatever the fate of Messi’s deal, Saint-Germain is required to make a decision about his French striker next summer, to avoid his free departure.
It will be difficult for Paris Saint-Germain to retain its stars Mbappe and Brazilian Neymar, if Messi is contracted, according to the Financial Fair Play Act.
In this case, Paris Saint-Germain will be forced to sell Mbappe, who has also expressed his desire to move to the royal team.
Real Madrid is waiting for a double victory, while if Messi moves to Paris Saint-Germain, the first victory is to facilitate the task of contracting with Kylian Mbappe, and the second is Messi’s departure from the League, which will weaken the capabilities of his traditional rivals Barcelona.