'Lionel Messi won't last long at Paris Saint-Germain'


Lionel Messi is unhappy and will "not last long" at Paris Saint-Germain, according to an Argentina legend.  

The 34-year-old, who has had an underwhelming start to life in Paris, has been linked with a return to FC Barcelona ever since Xavi Hernandez was appointed by the Spanish giants to replace Ronald Koeman in November 2021.

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Speculation regarding Messi potentially rejoining the Blaugrana reignited after the forward found himself on the receiving end of boos from PSG fans during a recent home match against Bordeaux.

Xavi added fuel to the rumours when he admitted that his former teammate was always welcome to return to the Camp Nou.

However, while Messi's entourage believes the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was affected by the jeers he received, he remains "motivated" and wants to prove he is still a great player at Les Parisiens, according to RMC Sport.

Former Argentina international Mario Kempes has now given his insight into Messi's struggles at PSG.

"I don't know if Barcelona will welcome him with open arms, because he left in a way that no one expected and now he would return in a way that no one expects. It's complicated," he told Super Deportivo Radio.

"If Messi is tired at PSG, he will have to resolve his situation and see what he wants to do with his future.

"PSG are not Barcelona. At Barcelona, he was the king. At PSG, he is not as happy as he was when he was at Barcelona.

"He is still the king of the world, but the results are not happening and that affects him, no matter how much he smiles at any moment.

"I don't think Messi will last that long at PSG if things continue as they are now."

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The 67-year-old is also worried Messi's struggles in France could have a negative impact on his displays for the Albiceleste.

"I see Messi's face and I see concern. Not only with the PSG shirt. What worries me is seeing that face of Messi thinking about what he can do with the Argentine national team.

"Whether he wins or loses with PSG or whether he plays for Barcelona or Real Madrid, I don't care one bit.

"The only thing I want from Messi is 200% for the Argentine national team. I want him to arrive in the best shape both mentally and physically."

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