Let’s see some of the contract situations around the football world.
PSG president confirms club will open contract extension talks with Lionel Messi
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the club president, has stated that Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain will discuss a contract extension.
The Argentine number 10’s deal at Parc des Princes is set to expire in the summer, although there is a 12-month extension option that the club would like to exercise.
After the championship, Al-Khelafi was all praise for both of his team’s stars, telling RMC Sport: “Keep Messi and Mbappé? Of course, one is the best player in the World Cup, while the other is the top scorer. Since we agreed to speak after the World Cup, I won’t say anything to Leo.”
Messi has finally accomplished what his compatriot Diego Maradona did and won the trophy that had eluded him by collecting a winning medal in Qatar.
He will now go back to PSG, who will play Strasbourg on December 28.
The team will expect to quickly finalize his contract extension, but rumors of interest from other teams may persuade the forward.
PSG president Al Khelaifi: “We want to keep both Leo Messi and Mbappé, of course — they’re the best player and the best goalscorer of the World Cup”, tells RMC Sport. 🔴🔵 #PSG
“I won’t say more about Messi as we have a plan to discuss after the World Cup”. pic.twitter.com/A5dAClT2NE
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 19, 2022
Everton to fend off Chelsea with new Anthony Gordon contract close
Anthony Gordon, a winger for Everton, is almost ready to sign a new, long-term contract that will commit his immediate future to Goodison Park.
The Merseyside club is working on completing the agreement and anticipates making an announcement soon to end any further Gordon rumors before the January transfer window.
Gordon is the subject of a contract that Lampard thinks will spur the young attacker to regain the form that drew interest from several rival Premier League clubs last summer.
After 21-year-old Gordon gained notoriety with several eye-catching attacking performances, particularly during a dramatic conclusion to last season, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were interested in signing him.
Anthony Gordon and Alex Iwobi are both close to signing new contracts with Everton. (Source: The Telegraph) pic.twitter.com/MDkgatFQsF
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) December 19, 2022
Since there have been rumors that Gordon was initially open to the notion of a move, there has been a noticeable decline in Gordon’s performance over the past few months. This must have been a contributing cause.
Writing lucrative new terms should end it and allow the player—a graduate of Everton’s development system—to concentrate completely on concerns about the field.
Brighton and Hove Albion CEO reveal contract talks with Mac Allister
Paul Barber, the chief executive officer of Brighton & Hove Albion, has revealed that the team is in discussion with Alexis Mac Allister over a new contract.
Mac Allister has excelled for Brighton with five goals and two assists throughout all competitions this season.
The 23-year-old stood out for Argentina during the just-finished FIFA World Cup when he assisted Angel Di Maria in making it 2-0 in yesterday’s championship game.
Unsurprisingly, several elite teams are showing interest in Mac Allister, but his current employers want to further bind him to their organization, as their CEO stated.
According to Barber, Alexis has been playing exceptionally well this entire season.
“When players succeed, and their reputation rises, there is always interest – there was interest before the World Cup, and I’m sure there will be even more.”
“He’s a calm presence, a wonderful boy off the pitch, and an excellent footballer. We were drafting a new contract in the months leading up to the World Cup.”
“We hope Alexis will continue playing with us for a while. All you can do in situations where you’ve got a wonderful asset is to try and protect yourself as best as possible.”
Since Mac Allister’s current contract at the Amex Stadium won’t expire until 2025, Brighton will have plenty of time to negotiate a new one.