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Ignore fake news about Messi's future at PSG - Father urges
Lionel Messi's future at PSG is still uncertain
Jorge Messi, Lionel Messi's father, has claimed 'fake news' is circulating regarding the future of the Paris Saint-Germain star striker.
Messi, an Argentine, is out of contract at the Parc des Princes at the end of the current season, fueling speculation about where he will play next in his career.
This week, reports emerged that Messi is looking for 600 million euros to join Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal and that PSG are not willing to meet his salary demands under a new contract.
Furthermore, on Friday, it was announced that Messi had skipped a training session this week following an argument with head coach Christophe Galtier.
However, Jorge Messi took to social media on Friday to speak out against the three articles. “When will you stop lying? he posted on his personal Instagram account, along with screenshots of all three articles.
"Where is the evidence? Oh, it's all wrong. CORRECT. It doesn't matter how much he is called. Don't believe it. We will no longer accept fake news to get subscribers.
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) March 15, 2023
Messi has 18 goals and 17 assists in 31 games for PSG this season, but he has been criticized for his performances in his Champions League round of 16 opener against Bayern Munich.
When asked about the World Cup champion's future during Friday's press conference, Galtier said:
"I know Leo Messi and the management are in talks.
"As for whether Leo Messi will be there next season, I said it's a matter of desire. I know people argue about that, but Leo Messi is happy in the dressing room. “He has had 18 goals and 17 assists this season. I know there have been criticisms about the [Champions League] game against Bayern Munich, but he's not the only one.
"As for his future, it's too early to know what will happen."
Messi, who has also been closely linked with a move to the US Soccer League, is in line to start PSG's Ligue 1 encounter with Rennes at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken about what his side are currently doing and not in their squad
Manchester City have a big summer ahead of them
Pep Guardiola has indicated that Manchester City will be looking for a different type of player in the summer transfer window.
The manager has spoken several times this season about the team not being designed to transform, and since the World Cup he has prioritized a midfield layout with four men lining up for wins. recently against Crystal Palace and RB Leipzig. . Despite the success of that match, Guardiola told reporters on Friday that the Blues will be looking for the type of player they currently do not have.
Full-back is clearly a position worth keeping an eye on, with Joao Cancelo falling out of favor and on loan at Bayern Munich and Benjamin Mendy's contract finally coming to an end in the summer. The decision to keep Sergio Gomez in the first team as a left-back option rather than on loan has not brought much success. The City manager said it was 'very important for the future' to add more diversity to the squad after explaining why his side had to adapt to the defence.
"We're building the perfect trio that match the players we have perfectly," he said. "If we play with full-backs running back for 90 minutes like 95% of the teams play that way, then we can't do it. We don't have the players to do that right now. "
“We don't have full-backs that go up and down every three days – oh my. We don't have that quality so we have to adapt."
While the full-back will need to be addressed, City's priority in the summer will be in midfield. Ilkay Gundogan is out of contract at the end of the season and Bernardo Silva's future is uncertain, leaving a potential void at the center of the team that will need to be replaced. Dortmund's Jude Bellingham is being watched by some of Europe's top clubs but will likely demand an eight-figure fee.
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