PSG: Soon a return of the Messi duel

La Revue de Presse

Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Wednesday, January 4, 2022. The discreet return of Leo Messi, Marquinhos about to extend, the friendly match in Saudi Arabia is becoming clearer, the Parisians and the questioning of physical fitness…

The Parisian returns to the words of Marquinhos in the mixed zone after the defeat against RC Lens which left “a small smile reflected at the very end of the evening” on his possible extension of contract with PSG. He said: “We are well advanced. I hope everything can come to fruition as soon as possible”. The Ile-de-France daily reveals that there are only a few details left to settle”, on the duration of his new contract (2026 or 2027) even if the affair seems “well underway and should soon have its epilogue after long discussions. “These negotiations have experienced a boost in recent weeks under the impetus of Luis Campos, “desiring to lock the executives of Christophe Galtier’s team. The player is highly appreciated by the Rouge & Bleu managers, who praise his professionalism on a daily basis.

The Parisian announces that Lionel Messi has returned to Paris “in the greatest confidentiality”, contrary to the images circulating on social networks. No gigantic welcome committee, as when he arrived at PSG in the summer of 2021. La Pulga left Le Bourget airport through a back door “before returning to a black van which accompanied him directly to his home in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Nevertheless, the welcome will certainly be a little more festive at the training center this Wednesday. The local media talks about a possible return to Ligue 1 grounds on January 11 against SCO Angers.

The Ile-de-France daily focuses on the physical preparation of PSG, which has shown some limits against Strasbourg or even RC Lens. The states of form of each other “have never seemed so far apart”. Between the globalists, those who stayed in Paris, a player like Messi who has just returned to the capital while Mbappé and Hakimi have just gone on vacation for ten days in New York… Not all are at the same physical stage . Nevertheless, the group should have no difficulty in being in good shape for the Champions League meeting on February 14 against Bayern Munich.

This Wednesday, The Team looks back on the future friendly match of PSG which will take place in Saudi Arabia. Thus, if the date of January 19 is currently retained, it could just as well change in the days to come. Some points will also have to be clarified: will the Parisians play against a team made up solely of Saudis or will it be against the best players in the championship? If this second option is chosen, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could therefore make their great reunion. Finally, the sports daily specifies that this friendly, offbeat due to the pandemic linked to the Covid-19should bring in a few hundred thousand euros to the coffers of the PSG. A significant contribution to the Financial fair play.