PSG ultras planning protest against Lionel Messi, it's turning ugly
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As Lionel Messi’s future at Paris Saint Germain remains uncertain, club ultras are reportedly planning a protest against the Argentina legend.
35-year-old Messi has been enjoying a fine season on a personal note after a string of stellar performances and guiding his country to World Cup glory in Qatar.
So far this campaign, he has made 31 appearances for PSG across all competitions, scoring 18 and assisting 17.
However, the Parc des Princes club were knocked out of the Champions League after losing 3-0 on aggregate against German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.
As a result of their Champions League exit, Messi’s future at the club has been plunged into darkness.
With his current deal set to expire at the end of the season, nothing has been agreed upon between the two parties.
In recent weeks, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has been linked with a big-money move to the Middle East, with Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal reportedly keen.
Furthermore, there are also interests from the MLS.
Now, according to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, PSG ultras are planning a protest against Messi ahead of the Ligue 1 clash against Rennes.
One of the leading members said: “We will whistle at Messi this Sunday. He has too high a salary in relation to what he offers on the pitch.”
It has been reported that the ultras felt Messi was the most guilty for their Champions League exit after failing to impact in both the first and second legs.
Earlier in the month, Messi hinted at extending his stay in Paris.
He told the club: “It's true that I feel very well. The first year, I needed a little time to adapt to Paris for different reasons, but I started this season really differently, with a lot of desire.
“I feel more comfortable with the club, with the city, with everything that Paris means.
“And the truth is that I am really enjoying this season. I think my whole life has been like that.
“About dedication, work, effort and wanting more every day. I've arrived at a new club and I want to win the title with Paris.”
Will Messi stay with PSG? Only time will tell.
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Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Lionel Messi, Argentina