Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Lionel Messi is reportedly unhappy with reports that Kylian Mbappe could become the highest-paid player in world football.
According to El Nacional, the prospect of Mbappe usupring Messi to become the highest paid player in world football does not rest well with the Argentine.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has reportedly deemed Mbappe the Parisian’s most prized possession. He wants to stave off intense interest from La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
He will do so by offering Mbappe a bumper new deal and, according to reports, is willing to see Messi depart in the process.
Messi is being linked with a return to Barcelona where he found huge success during thirteen years at the Spanish side.
On the face of it, Mbappe is the Ligue 1 side’s best performing player. Certainly this season, which has seen the forward score 24 goals and contribute 17 assists in 34 appearances for the Parisians.
Messi, meanwhile, has seen his Paris career fail to truly follow the high expectations he set himself during his time at Barcelona. Messi has seven goals and 11 assists in 23 appearances in all competitions this season.