Believe it or not, we are in an era when contracting with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is not a dream for senior Europeans, not even a priority for prestigious clubs in the old continent!
Ronaldo struggled to find a team for him last summer in Europe to join Al-Nasr Saudi Arabia in January, and now it seems that Messi is going through the same problem as his contract with Paris Saint-Germain approaches the end.
The Argentine is under constant attack with the French club and has a tense relationship with the fans, so leaving is the best option for him, but who wants to contract with one of the legends of the game and the world champion?
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If Messi had gone through such a situation 3 or 4 years ago, things would have been completely different, because the options available to the 35-year-old are Al Hilal Saudi Arabia, Inter Miami and Barcelona only, so what is the reason behind that ?!
One of the most important problems that haunts any team trying to contract with Messi is the need to build the system around him in order to suit him and make him perform his best, instead of involving him in any system to serve it.
His advanced age makes it difficult for major clubs to risk their systems for the sake of Messi’s presence, led by Manchester City, so where is Pep Guardiola and why does he not fight for his favorite player while he is available for free, as he did before when he was ready to pay exorbitant sums to include him?
The Argentine’s first season with Paris Saint-Germain and his low performance in terms of making and scoring goals because he was not used to the system of coach Mauricio Pochettino before the arrival of Christophe Galtier creates doubts about any similar move, and Messi does not have many years in his career to spend some of them getting used to a new system.
Clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and even Chelsea, despite the random purchase, have become more dependent on the project and lowering the average age rather than relying on attractive names, so Messi does not enter into the interests of any of them.
A team like Liverpool specifically owns Mohamed Salah in the center of Messi, and the Egyptian star does what is required of him ably and his age is younger than the Argentine, so there is no need to pay all this money to include Leo!
The huge salary
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Clubs such as Bayern Munich, Juventus, Inter and Milan can easily involve Messi in them, because they do not mind signing players over the age of 30, especially the Italian trio that specializes in this matter.
But the problem lies in Messi’s current salary with Paris Saint-Germain, which amounts to 40 million euros per season only, which is difficult for all Italian clubs to pay, and the same applies to Bayern, who is committed to a salary ceiling that is impossible to destroy for Messi, because the Bavarian club He refused to do so to sign Erling Haaland, the world’s top goalscorer, admitted by the club’s chief executive Oliver Kahn.
There is a hypothesis here that says that Messi may join any of these if he agrees to reduce his salary, but current indications confirm that the Argentine will do so for only one team, which is Barcelona, in which he grew up and formed his legend within its walls.
The contract with Messi may bring a lot of advertising and propaganda advantages, but his salary makes the budget difficult, especially in light of the rise of many other players at his expense such as Kylian Mbappe, Haaland, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior, and the rules of fair financial play and the massive restrictions that clubs are subject to have caused Putting restrictions on offering huge salaries to any new players.
In addition to that, the huge salary offered by Al Hilal Saudi Arabia to include Messi, by obtaining 400 million euros per season, and this makes things impossible for senior Europeans to compete with this offer, and it may also be the main reason behind the American club Inter Miami moving away from the picture, and the confinement of Competition for Barcelona and Al Hilal.
Apart from anything else, it is clear that Messi’s body left Barcelona for Paris, but he left his mind and heart in the Catalan city, and therefore returning to Camp Nou is the best scenario and a happy ending that will satisfy everyone except the fans of Al Hilal!
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Who is the best striker No. 9 in the world?
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- 7%Victor Osimhen