Paris Saint-Germain managed to turn it around this summer by persuading Lionel Messi to move to Parc des Princes. The Argentine hasn’t been at his best yet with the Parisians, but the possibilities with him on the team are endless.
Meanwhile, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has confirmed that Messi will play the match against Brazil in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Elsewhere, Kylian Mbappe is set to sign a pre-contract with Real Madrid.
On that note, here’s a look at the major PSG transition stories as of November 15, 2021.
Argentina coach confirms Lionel Messi is ready to play against Brazil
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed that Lionel Messi will play against Brazil in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday. The Paris Saint-Germain star has been struggling with fitness issues lately. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner took on a new challenge by joining the Parisians this summer.
However, the start of Messi’s life in Paris was not rosy. Despite his brilliance in the UEFA Champions League, the Argentine drew empty in Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain. His misfortune worsened as his injury against Lil worsened.
Since then Messi has missed the last two matches of the Parisians. However, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner was still included in Argentina’s squad for FIFA World Cup qualifiers. This decision did not go well with Paris Saint-Germain, who want their star back to full fitness.
Messi only got 15 minutes as a precaution against Uruguay. However, Scaloni has now confirmed that the 34-year-old will play against Brazil in their next qualifying match.
“A few days ago (Lionel Messi) was fit and in the end, we decided it was best to play for a few minutes, so he’s starting to feel that good. For tomorrow (Tuesday) he’s sure he’ll play. We hope he finds himself in a good place,” said Scaloni. .
Kylian Mbappe is set to sign a pre-contract with Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe will pre-sign a contract with Real Madrid in January, according to Caught Offside via Madrista Real.
The Frenchman’s current agreement with Paris Saint-Germain expires next summer. Parisians move mountains to keep it in the garden of princes. However, Mbappe had his heart set on a move to Los Blancos.
La Liga giants failed in their bid to sign Mbappe this summer, as Paris Saint-Germain turned down an astronomical offer for their star. However, the Frenchman is now ready to move to the Santiago Bernabeu for free next summer.
Paris Saint-Germain gives Barcelona a chance to sign Neymar
Paris Saint-Germain has offered Barcelona a chance to re-sign Neymar, according to Barca Universal via El Nacional. The Parisians are ready to dump the Brazilian after a string of unconvincing performances. Neymar has scored just three goals from 12 games this season for the Ligue 1 giants.
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Paris Saint-Germain wants to get rid of the Brazilian, and has made every effort to persuade Mbappe to stay at the Parc des Princes. The Parisians want to remove Neymar’s wages from their books and offer the Frenchman a salary increase. But Barcelona is not interested in acquiring Neymar