Indications have shown that Paris Saint-Germaine may not grant the wish of Lionel Messi to display the World Cup trophy at Parc des Princes.
Messi recently added the trophy missing from his cabinet when he led Argentina to victory against France in a pulsating final in Qatar.
Knowing fully well that it’s a french club, PSG hierarchy are worried.
If the request is granted, it may have negative implications and affect his future in a club, as he has six months left on his deal.
Since he stopped France from becoming the third country to win back-to-back world cup trophies, he might clash with Kylian Mbappe, who scored a hattrick in the final.
This latest success has enhanced his claim as the best to have ever played the game.
Knowing fully well that he won the trophy at the expense of France, having beaten the previous world champions in a penalty shootout, the consequences of displaying it on the pitch may be enormous.
Thus, waving the iconic trophy around could provoke French fans.
Therefore, the club has a few days to decide on this as they resume their Ligue 1 campaign with a home game against Strasbourg in December.
Meanwhile, the club is confident of extending the contract of the world cup winner.
Messi may sign an extension with PSG, as they are reports of the Argentine legend reaching a verbal agreement with the club for a one-year extension.
Since Messi wants to continue playing at the highest level, signing an extension at PSG may not be difficult.
He is still looking forward to adding another Champions League trophy to his collection, and PSG is the right place to achieve that success.
This removes MLS and the wealthy Arab club from the link as they look to be the only side that can afford his wages.
Written by: Oladipupo Mojeed