Lionel Messi makes decision on Paris Saint-Germain future

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The Argentine is said to be unimpressed with the way the French press has been reporting on his performances since his arrival in Paris in August 2021.

The 34-year-old has been subjected to some brutal criticism on various occasions, with his displays having been picked apart in player ratings after certain games.

5. Gerd Muller (Bayern Munich 1964-79)  - 526 goal
5. Gerd Muller (Bayern Munich 1964-79) - 526 goals
4. Fernando Peyroteo (Sporting Lisbon 1937-49) - 5
4. Fernando Peyroteo (Sporting Lisbon 1937-49) - 539 goals
3. Josef Bican (Slavia Prague 1937-55) - 541 goals
3. Josef Bican (Slavia Prague 1937-55) - 541 goals
2. Pele (Santos 1957-74) - 645 goals
2. Pele (Santos 1957-74) - 645 goals
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona 2004-21) - 672 goals
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona 2004-21) - 672 goals

This has led to some suggestions that he could leave the club, with his family also reportedly struggling with their adjustment to a new city and the language barrier. 

It is further claimed that the way that the media and pundits have treated the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has even become a topic of discussion in the PSG dressing.

However, according to Le Parisien, with another year left on his contract, Messi has now made it clear that he intends to see out the remainder of his deal, despite new reports linking him with Major League Soccer side Inter Miami.

Some still feel the attacker's disgruntlement at the Parc des Princes will leave the door open for him to head back to Catalonia, and Diego Maradona's son Diego Sinagra believes the Albiceleste captain will make that switch sooner rather than later.

"I am convinced that Leo Messi will return to Barca," he said in a recent interview with Sport.

"Maybe this coming summer. He doesn't look happy there [at PSG].

"Obviously, he is a great player and when you play like that, you show it wherever he is. But his place is in Barcelona, without a doubt."

6. Angel Di Maria - 91 goals
6. Angel Di Maria - 91 goals
5. Neymar - 91 goals
5. Neymar - 91 goals
4. Pauleta - 109 goals
4. Pauleta - 109 goals
3. Kylian Mbappe - 156 goals
3. Kylian Mbappe - 156 goals
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 156 goals
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 156 goals
1. Edinson Cavani - 200 goals
1. Edinson Cavani - 200 goals