Watch: Fabrizio Romano provides BIG update on Lionel Messi’s future

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and SCO Angers at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, France on January 11, 2023.

Lionel Messi has returned to PSG following his role in Argentina’s World Cup win, but he could be available on a free transfer in 2023. Luckily, Fabrizio Romano is here to guide us through this potential minefield.

“The dream I always chased finally came true,” Messi posted in an Instagram post to mark the start of 2023.

“But that wouldn’t be worth anything either if it wasn’t because I can share it with a wonderful family, the best one can have, and friends who always supported me and didn’t let me stay on the floor every time I fell.

“I also want to have a very special memory for all the people who follow me… it’s amazing to be able to share this path with all of you.

“It would be impossible to get where I came without so much encouragement that I received so much from all the people in my country as from Paris, Barcelona and so many other cities and countries from which I have been receiving love.

“I wish this year was also wonderful for everyone and I wish you all the health and strength to remain happy in 2023. A huge hug to all!”

Alongside the World Cup, Messi also picked up his first two honours with PSG, as he was part of the side that won the Ligue 1 title in May and the Trophee des Champions – also known as the French Super Cup – in July. PSG defeated Nantes 4-0 to win the latter game, with Messi scoring.

But Messi’s future at PSG remains in doubt as his contract is due to expire this summer and Romano has provided a crucial update about the 35-year-old’s future.

“I wanted to clarify something on his future,” the Italian journalist said. “After Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr, we have many stories about important players being attracted by moves to Saudi Arabia.

“We’ve also had stories about Messi and Al-Hihal. They were the other club that approached Ronaldo [along with Al-Nassr] in July and in recent months, but they were unable to sign players in January.

“I’ve been checking the rumours about Messi and Al-Hihal and what I’ve been told is very clear; as of today, Messi has not received any kind of proposal or approach from Al-Hihal.

“Messi and his team is not aware about any proposal from Al-Hihal. The only way for Messi, as of today, is PSG.

“Messi and PSG have a verbal pact to continue, as I told you in December. They’ve had positive conversations and Messi said he wants to stay in Paris.”

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