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Messi is already in Paris!

The PSG star finished his holiday in Argentina after being crowned world champion; on Wednesday he will return to training.

The Argentine star ended his vacation in Argentina after being crowned world champion. On Wednesday he will return to work with PSG.

Lionel Messi is already in Paris. The Argentine star landed with his family in the French capital at noon on Tuesday after a flight that took him directly from Rosario, where he spent his Christmas vacation after proclaiming himself world champion in Qatar. As Galtier, the PSG coach, said, Messi was expected in Paris, and he arrived on time.

Although the team has a day off and will not train, Leo is already in France to get back to work in the second part of the European season.

However, his participation in the cup match against Chatearoux is in doubt since he is not match fit having not played for 15 days. As such, it is more likely that he will return in the Ligue 1 match against Angers, the next league game for the team after the shocking defeat to Lens on New Year’s Day that complicates the team’s title push (Lens are now just four points behind PSG).

Messimania is still going strong in Argentina.
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Messimania is still going strong in Argentina.AGUSTIN MARCARIANREUTERS

The missing players for PSG

Messi will not meet up with either Achraf and Mbappé, as the two players - despite being present at the games against Montpellier and Lens - have taken a few days off to attend the NBA game between the Nets and the Spurs in New York. They will miss out on both the Cup game and the league fixture against Angers.

Will Messi continue at PSG for another year?

Messi considers himself crucial for PSG to achieve the goals the club has set. After a brilliant World Cup, he has shown that he can be the leader of a team that is looking for the Champions League, as well as the league and cup in France.

In addition, Messi’s return should also allow the player and the club to sit down definitively and sign an agreement so that he can continue in Paris from June, when his contract ends. Both parties have already agreed the terms and the announcement is expected in January.