Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has stated he’s assured Lionel Messi will keep on the membership and expressed his curiosity in signing Manchester United‘s Marcus Rashford on a free switch.
Messi’s contract at PSG runs out subsequent June and experiences have linked the Argentina captain with a transfer to Main League Soccer aspect Inter Miami, though sources advised ESPN final month that he had not agreed a deal to hitch them.
The 35-year-old might set off a one-year extension at PSG as a part of his current deal, and, in an interview with Sky Sports activities, Al-Khelaifi stated the ahead was “glad” on the Parc des Princes and “undoubtedly” wished to remain for longer.
“He is very glad, you’ll be able to see that with the nationwide workforce,” Al-Khelaifi stated.
“If a participant’s not glad you will notice their efficiency not good for the nationwide workforce. He carried out improbable this season for us, he is scored lots of targets and assists for the nationwide workforce and for the membership.
“So what we agreed collectively — that after the World Cup, [we] sit down collectively. However either side — our aspect of the membership and him — are very glad, so we’ll speak after the World Cup.”
Messi loved a high quality first half of the season at PSG earlier than the marketing campaign was paused for the World Cup, scoring 12 targets in 19 appearances in all competitions. He performed his 1,000th skilled recreation in Argentina’s round-of-16 win in opposition to Australia and his aspect face the Netherlands for a spot within the semifinals on Friday.
Al-Khelaifi was additionally requested about the potential for PSG signing Rashford, who has scored three targets for England on the World Cup after taking part in his approach again into the aspect. The striker’s contract at United expires subsequent summer time, which means he might be part of PSG on a free switch.
“He is one other participant that’s actually wonderful,” Al-Khelaifi added “And at no cost? To have Rashford at no cost, each membership would run after him, undoubtedly.
“We’re not hiding it, we spoke earlier than and… [there was] curiosity. However the second was not a superb second for either side. Possibly, summer time, why not?
“Immediately if he is a free agent in fact we are able to speak to him immediately however we aren’t going to speak to him now. Let him concentrate on the World Cup. Then after in January, hopefully, if we’re we’ll speak to him.”