PSG move could spell BAD news for Lionel Messi's FIFA 22 rating

Lionel Messi's time at Barcelona is over, but how will that impact his ratings in FIFA 22?

Messi has joined PSG this summer, and a front three of Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar is sure to frighten the life out of any defence.

With three of the best players in FIFA 22 lining up for PSG, will Messi retain his place at the top of the ratings?

On the move

It has been reported that Lionel Messi has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with PSG.

Barcelona confirmed earlier in the month that the club was unable to re-sign Messi to another contract under the current La Liga regulations.

As things stand it looks as though Messi is destined for the French capital, although you never know with the Messi saga!

Lethal attack

PSG have had arguably one of the best transfer windows of all time.

While Messi is widely regarded as the greatest of all time, the acquisition of Sergio Ramos should not be underestimated.

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Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, and Gianluigi Donnarumma are all top-class players that have been brought in this summer too, making PSG's one of the strongest squads in the world.

We already know about their attacking strength too, and Messi will only add to the likes of Neymar, Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria, Julian Draxler, and Pablo Sarabia.

Ratings decline

Messi dropped from a 94 OVR to a 93 OVR in FIFA 21, and while we expect him to stay there for at least another season, don't be surprised if it falls further.

Many will see moving to France as a step down for Messi, but after losing out on the Ligue 1 title to Lille, the Parisians will have a point to prove next season.

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However, as an official partner club of EA Sports FIFA, the move to PSG could work in Messi's favour.

Mbappe dons the cover, so the relationship between the two is good and EA won't want to upset one of the biggest names in football!

Ultimately, Champions League glory is a must for PSG and Messi next season, or it could be goodbye to the title of the best player in the game.

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