Former France international, Jerome Rothen, has warned Paris Saint-Germain not to offer Lionel a contract extension.
According to him, it would be “bullsh*t” and a “very bad idea”.
Messi’s current deal expires after this season and he has been in talks with the Ligue 1 champions over fresh terms.
But Rothen, who spent six years with PSG, has advised the club to allow the 35-year-old leave and begin to build for their future.
“Messi’s extension is bullsh*t.
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“Managing the three [Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe] is complicated.
“On top of that, there is the wage bill. And we saw that PSG is stuck with financial fair play because the wage bill has exploded.
“There, you have the opportunity to recover a large sum of money from Messi’s salary. That can allow you to recruit and improve your squad. For all of that, it’s a very bad idea to extend Leo Messi,” Rothen told RMC.