Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Argentina captain and FIFA World Cup 2022 winner Lionel Messi is staying with PSG. The football superstar has quashed all rumours of his possible move to Inter Miami or Barcelona.

As per reports, PSG reached a verbal agreement with Messi. It’s a verbal pact to continue together. The length of the contract and salary are yet to be decided as the management is working on it.

Though Messi got offers from Inter Miami and former club FC Barcelona, it never materialised. The French club was pushing for the extension for months and now finally it has been accepted by the star footballer.

PSG will play their latest Ligue 1 match on December 29 against bottom-dwellers Strasbourg. The French champions are unbeaten in their last five matches and they would be looking to extend their good run.

In the UEFA Champions League, the club will be facing Bayern Munich in the round of 16 in February.

Messi scored as many as seven goals in the recently concluded FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In the process, he became the first player to score in every stage in the tournament. He was also awarded the Golden Ball which is given to the Player of the Tournament. The superstar played his fifth and final World Cup.

The 35-year-old scored twice in the final, recording seven goals in total at the tournament, as he led Argentina to World Cup glory for the first time in his career. Before the final, Messi had stated that he would love to end his international career after the World Cup. However, he has a change of heart after the match and he announced that he would like to play a few more matches as World Champion.