(Spanish CNN) — After a cold farewell, Messi and club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) parted ways. The personal and footballing fate of the iconic player is for now an unknown quantity.
Messi’s contract with the Parisian outfit ends at the end of June, and so far there’s nothing concrete or certain about what’s next.
It is important to note that in most European leagues the transfer market will open on July 1 and close between August 31 and September 1.
Jorge Messi, father and representative of the superstar, spoke on Monday about the possibility of a return to FC Barcelona. He said his son “would love to”, but also added that “there’s a lot to talk about”.
However, Messi’s father has dampened the expectations of the culé team fans. As he explained to Catalan journalist Carlos Monfort, from Jijantes FC, “his return to Barcelona is quite complicated” because “it depends on a lot of things”. He added that the footballer’s decision will be announced shortly.
At the same time, according to reports from Goal, the talks with Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal have cooled down on the initiative of Messi, who has asked for negotiations to be postponed until 2024.
As for Inter Miami (MLS), who made public statements wanting to add Messi to their squad, they did not result in a negotiation between the parties.
Meanwhile, the player is with his family in Paris waiting to join the Argentina team to meet upcoming commitments.
With the Albiceleste, he will play two friendly matches. One of them against Australia – the team he beat in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar – on June 15 in Beijing, with a time to be confirmed. The other engagement will take place on June 19 against Indonesia, in Jakarta, also with a deadline to be defined.
After these challenges, Messi could travel to Argentina where he will turn 36 on June 24. That same day, his friend and former Argentine national team-mate Maximiliano Rodríguez will have a farewell match at the Marcelo Bielsa stadium in Newell. , to which Messi has been invited, but has not yet confirmed his attendance.
On June 25, another former Argentine football star, Juan Román Riquelme, could hold his farewell match at the legendary Bombonera. If confirmed, Riquelme has already announced that he would like Messi to be part of this gala.
It is often said that the end is nothing more than the announcement of a new beginning. In Messi’s life, a new dawn is appearing, although for now it’s unclear where it will be.