Former player names two clubs Lionel Messi could move to if he doesn’t renew his contract with PSG
Former Italy midfielder Roberto Donadoni has named Napoli and Atletico Madrid as two clubs if Lionel Messi leaves Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Messi has joined Les Parisiens on a two-year deal after leaving Barcelona in the summer of 2021. Since then, he has established himself as a key player, making 65 appearances across the competition.
Contract with the 7-time Ballon d’Or winner PSG Expires at the end of the season. The French giant is reportedly keen to tie him to a new contract, but talk of the new deal has yet to reach a positive ending.
As such, there are questions about Messi’s long-term future at the Parc des Princes. A move to the United States is being considered and Inter Miami are reportedly interested in signing him. However, the 35-year-old hopes to continue playing at the highest level in Europe and has no move to major league his football.
Donadoni expresses desire to see Messi play Naples, where his compatriot Diego Maradona shone while playing. Donadoni believes his style of play for his club in Serie A also suits a superstar.
“I think at the moment I’m in Napoli, the same team that Maradona played for,” Donadoni told Super Deportivo Radio (via PSGTalk), “(Napoli) are playing perfect football for Messi. I’m playing with the ball, not going too fast, using technique.”
The AC Milan legend added that Atletico Madrid would also be an ideal destination for Messi:
“If Leo has any doubts about renewing his contract with PSG, let him come to Atlético Madrid. I tell Angelito[Correa]to give him ten. find.”
It is unclear if Lionel Messi is willing to join Atléticohe was at their biggest rival Barcelona for about 20 years.
How has Lionel Messi fared at PSG this season?
Lionel Messi scored 11 goals and 15 assists in 34 games across the competition in his first season in Paris. He’s fared better this season with his 18 points and 17 assists in 31 games.
It remains to be seen whether the Argentinian will agree to sign a new contract with Les Parisiens. It will be interesting to see where he goes if he leaves the French giants this summer.