Lionel Messi contract: How much does PSG star earn & when does the deal expire?

Lionel Messi stunned the football world when he headed through the exit gates at Barcelona in the summer of 2021, with the all-time great taking on a surprising new challenge by linking up with Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is only a matter of months into a stint at … Read more

PL 2022, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, news, fixtures, how to watch Australia, live stream, scores, results

Four of Europe’s top five leagues come to a conclusion this weekend, with plenty still to be decided and the Premier League and Serie A titles still up for grabs. Click here to read the full Premier League final round analysis preview, and read on to preview the scenario still to play this weekend across … Read more

PSG vs Real Madrid: New Galacticos vs the original in UCL last 16

In the modern world, there are two ways of running an elite football club. You can work with a manager and impose a philosophy, buying players to fit it, or you can sign lots of famous players and hope they’ll all fit together somehow . Tuesday features the meeting of the two biggest exponents of … Read more

How Messi became the latest superstar dragged into PSG’s ‘player power’ row

The quality of the Paris Saint-Germain squad cannot be questioned but on occasion the attitude has been. The invisible work that the best teams and individuals do away from the field is not always evident at the French capital club, where some players have earned a reputation for living life in the fast lane and … Read more

PSG show what might have been, Madrid march on, Chelsea find form, Serie A tightens: Weekend Review

While the big game of the weekend saw Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City and Liverpool play out a thrilling draw, there was plenty going on elsewhere: Paris Saint-Germain’s big three found form, Real Madrid and Barcelona won, Serie A’s title race had more twists, and Arsenal and Tottenham endured contrasting fortunes. Here are Bill … Read more

Messi’s worst start in 15 years – Why is Paris Saint-Germain’s star signing struggling to settle in France?

When Lionel Messi hastily completed his summer move to Paris Saint-Germain on August 10, he probably did not expect that nearly three months on he would still be waiting for his first Ligue 1 goal. Adapting to the Champions League with his new side has not proven a problem. He has scored three goals in … Read more

Messi targets PSG glory in Champions League after ‘very tough’ Barcelona exit

“My exit from Barca was very tough, after so many years, but as soon as I arrived here I was so happy, so motivated, so excited. It has happened so fast, but I am enjoying it so much,” Messi said. “My goal and my dream is to win the Champions League once more. I think … Read more

The beginning of the end? PSG claim 10th Ligue 1 title amid acrimony and uncertainty

Paris Saint-Germain’s record-equalling 10th league title should have been the cause of much jubilation in Parc des Princes but instead it was simply reason for much soul searching. The 16-point advantage that PSG boast over second-placed Marseille does not reflect their struggles in many matches this season, and it was in some ways fitting that … Read more

Messi’s PSG debut, Real Madrid hit form, Haaland dazzles, De Gea the MVP What you missed this weekend

Mbappe, left, took the headlines for PSG’s victory even though his new teammate, Messi, was the main attraction. FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images From Lionel Messi’s long-awaited PSG debut to drama in Dortmund, impressive wins for Real Madrid and Barcelona in LaLiga and a vintage performance between the posts for Man United’s often-criticized No. 1, … Read more

PSG must build team around Kylian Mbappe and ‘go into the washing machine with the dressing room’ but Arsenal legend fears Real Madrid transfer is done

Paris Saint Germain should keep Kylian Mbappe at the club this summer and look to move others on, according to Emmanuel Petit. The 23-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation over the last year due to his contract situation at the Ligue 1 side, with his deal due to expire this summer. PSG … Read more