French giant Paris Saint-Germain could soon lose Lionel Messi if the team is unable to win the UEFA Champions League this season.
Messi left Barcelona last year to join PSG and was set to stay in Paris until June 2023, but is reportedly all set to retire.
The 34-year-old Argentine is likely to complete a Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s best double, but his first six months at the new club have been disappointing.
Scoring just once in Ligue 1 in 11 games after his delayed club debut, his chances of hitting the 20 goals in a domestic competition look slim, a first for the player since the 2007-08 season.
Messi, who has a winning streak in the Champions League with Barcelona in 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11 and 2014-15, will be featured in the Round of 16 actions when PSG takes on Real Madrid , which was initially recruited to play against Manchester United.
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