Lionel Messi’s PSG contract renewal talks put on hold 

Lionel Messi’s PSG contract renewal talks put on hold 

While the club’s leadership engages in discussions on investing in a Premier League club, Lionel Messi’s contract negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain have been suspended.

This month in London, the club’s Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) ownership, which is headed by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, discussed the potential of making a small stake in Tottenham. Levy made the decision as Spurs supporters’ resentment toward him has grown.

Manchester United and Liverpool are not being taken into consideration by QSI despite the fact that both English juggernauts are looking for new investment, with United exploring a full sale of the club.

The Boston Globe quoted FSG partner Sam Kennedy as saying there has been “a lot of interest” in investing in the Reds and that it is likely to be on a minority sale basis.

It was reported in November that Liverpool’s American owners are eager to sell the club. However, it is acknowledged that no conversations have taken place between the parties and that none are planned.

The Glazer family has put United up for sale in an effort to end their contentious 17-year ownership of the club, which makes the situation with United unique.

According to Mirror Football, the Glazers are reportedly seeking a price of up to £8 billion to sell what is arguably the biggest team in football, surpassing the £2.5 billion Todd Boehly spent on Chelsea.

It is believed that a full sale is being pursued, with the club hoping to wrap up the process in the first quarter of 2023, despite United’s public stance that it is also open to minority investment, allowing the Glazers to remain associated with the club.

QSI, who do not desire additional outright club ownership, are out due to that attitude.
The extension of Messi’s contract at PSG has fallen lower on the club’s priority list as a result of Al-series Khelaifi’s talks with prospective teams in which QSI can invest.

The Argentine star’s contract expires in June, and according to Diario AS, no formal negotiations have yet begun.

In addition to holding 100% of PSG, QSI holds a 21.67% ownership stake in Braga, usually regarded as the fourth-largest club in Portugal.

However, they aspire to become minority investors in another European team competing on the continent, along with at least one South American club.

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