PSG fans will BOO Messi as World Cup winner told it's 'obvious' he doesn't deserve new contract

Stuart Telford
Stuart Telford
  • 17 Mar 2023 16:33 GMT
  • 3 min read
Lionel Messi, PSG, 2022/23

Paris Saint-Germain ultras are reportedly ready to boo Lionel Messi against Rennes on Sunday while former star Christophe Dugarry has heaped more pressure on the Argentine legend.

The PSG boo boys have been out in force already this season, subjecting Neymar in particular to abuse before the Brazilian's electric form turned their gas to a peep.

But sections of the support are upset about PSG's recent last 16 exit from the Champions League at Bayern Munich's hands, whilst there is growing frustration with the fact that Messi hasn’t yet extended his contract beyond this summer.

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Messi has been linked with a return to Barcelona, as well as David Beckham"s Inter Miami and Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr, while former Argentina teammate and old friend Sergio Aguero claimed he was bound for hometown club Newell's Old Boys.

And Duggary, a former Bordeaux, Barcelona and AC Milan forward who won the World Cup with France in 1998, has let rip to his former teammate Jerome Rothen on RMC Sport.

Dugarry: 'What does Messi want?'

"In this story, I want to hear Messi express himself. What does this boy want?" he asked rhetorically. "At some point, I need him to take stock, to express himself, that he explains to us that he loves PSG.

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"He need to explain that he's happy, that his performances have been less good in recent weeks for such and such a reason, and that he still believes he has the legs to bring the best, that he loves this club. At some point or another, I need Messi to give something back.

Dugarry is agnostic as to whether Paris should even try that hard to extend Messi's stay in the French capital.

"Of course, on his performances, you're not going to say that you want to extend it," he continued. "It's obvious his performances have not been up to par. Afterwards, what's Messi there for? Is he there for marketing, jerseys, or for performances?"