LIONEL MESSI could be prepared to QUIT Paris Saint-Germain this summer if the French giants fail to win the Champions League, it’s claimed.
The 34-year-old only moved to the Parc des Princes from long-time employers Barcelona last August.
But the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has yet to settle in the French capital, finding the net just once in the league so far.
His form in Europe has been better – with five goals in the Champions League group stages.
Now ex-Barca star Lobo Carrasco has claimed on Spanish TV that victory in Europe is going to be crucial to PSG keeping hold of their star.
He told El Chiringuito TV: “Messi will always miss the ‘modus vivendi’ he had in Barcelona.
“If he succeeds, which means winning the Champions League, he could extend his stay for another year.
“If PSG don’t win the Champions League then this year is going to be a long one.
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“I don’t think he regrets his decision in a sporting sense, but on a personal level he realised (he made a mistake).”
Messi moved to France after LaLiga giants Barca couldn’t afford to keep him as they battle a mountain of debt.
Another Argentine potentially on the way out at PSG is manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The 49-year-old is wanted at Manchester United to replace the interim Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.
And the Red Devils appear to have been given a boost in their pursuit of his signature with news Zinedine Zidane is prepared to take over in Paris.
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