PSG president al-Khelaifi assured Lionel Messi will maintain at membership, focused on Rashford signing

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has said he is assured Lionel Messi will carry on the membership and expressed his curiosity in signing Manchester United‘s Marcus Rashford on a free change.

Messi’s contract at PSG runs out subsequent June and studies have linked the Argentina captain with a transfer to predominant League Soccer side Inter Miami CF, although sources informed ESPN final month that he had not agreed a deal to hitch them.

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The 35-12 months-outdated might set off a one-12 months extension at PSG as an aspect of his current deal, and, in an interview with Sky sports activities, al-Khelaifi said the forward was “completely happy” on the Parc des Princes and “positively” needed to maintain for longer.

“he is very completely happy, you most likely can see that with the nationwide workforce,” al-Khelaifi said.

“If a participant’s not completely happy you will notice their efficiency not good for the nationwide workforce. He carried out implausible this season for us, he is scored a whole lot of goals 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 every side — our side of the membership and him — are very completely happy, so we’re going to discuss after the World Cup.”

Messi loved a high-quality first half of the season at PSG earlier than the advertising and marketing campaign was paused for the World Cup, scoring 12 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions. He performed his 1,000th expert sport in Argentina’s spherical-of-sixteen win in the direction of Australia and his side face Netherlands for a spot inside the semifinals on Friday.

al-Khelaifi was additionally requested with regard to the potential of PSG signing Rashford, who has scored three goals for England on the World Cup after having fun with his strategy again into the side. The striker’s contract at United expires inside the summertime, which means he might be a part of PSG on a free change.

“he is one other participant that is actually great,” al-Khelaifi added “And completely free? To have Rashford completely free, every membership would run after him, positively.

“We’re not hiding it, we spoke earlier than and … [there was] curiosity. nonetheless the second was not a very good second for every side. maybe, summer time, why not?

“at present if he is a free agent in spite of every thing we’re in a place to discuss to him instantly, however we’re not going to discuss to him now. Let him give consideration to the World Cup. Then after in January, hopefully, if we’re interested we’re going to discuss to him.”