According to the French daily Le Parisien, World Cup winner Lionel Messi has agreed to sign a contract with Paris St. Germain that will keep him with the team at least through the 2023–24 season.
The 35-year-old forward, a seven-time Ballon D’Or winner, assisted Argentina in winning the World Cup on Sunday by defeating France on penalties.
“In early December, in the midst of the World Cup, an agreement was reached (for Messi) to stay on for at least one more season,” the paper said, citing no sources PSG were not immediately available for comment.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of Paris St. Germain, stated last month that Messi was content playing with the Ligue 1 winners and that talks regarding a contract extension will take place following the World Cup.
Messi relocated from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2021 on a two-year contract. This season, Messi has 12 goals and 14 assists for PSG across all competitions.