Lionel Messi is set to become a PSG player, after agreeing on a two-year contract offer from the Ligue 1 side.
Messi’s time as a Barcelona player officially came to an end, when he held a press conference on Sunday afternoon. In an emotional press conference when he was asked about his future, he said that a move to Paris Saint-German is a “possibility” and will think about his future as an ex-Barca player.
They started taking Messi pictures down at the Camp Nou pic.twitter.com/GmWdIXFYAl
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 10, 2021
On Monday, a mob of Parisian fans made way at the airport in the hope that the Argentine will come to Paris for his medicals and final contract. But that didn’t happen, as Messi was at his home in Barcelona. Famous football journalist Fabrizio Romano in his tweet said, “Patience. PSG totally confident and optimistic to sign Leo Messi soon. He’ll fly to Paris once the agreement will be completed in every detail. It’s an important contract officially received 48h ago – ‘normal’ timing.”
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But later that night, rumors sparked that Barcelona is preparing a contract for Messi so that he could re-join the club, such rumors obviously broke some PSG fans’ hearts and gave hope to Barcelona fans. But, a few hours ago, this rumor was also put to bed as Lionel Messi has officially agreed on a move to PSG.
Imagine this –
Messi getting into an argument with Gerard Pique’, and Sergio Ramos running up to defend Messi.
Who would have thought!
Football. Bloody hell!
— Menace & The Monk (@menaceandmonk) August 10, 2021
According to L’Equipe, and confirmed by Fabrizio Romano, Messi has agreed on a move to the Parc des Princes and will be arriving in the French capital in the coming hours to complete the move.
Lionel Messi joins PSG… HERE WE GO! Total agreement completed on a two-years contract. Option to extend until June 2024. Salary around €35m net per season add ons included. #Messi
Messi has definitely accepted PSG contract proposal and will be in Paris in the next hours. pic.twitter.com/DiM5jNzxTA
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 10, 2021
As per previous reports, the contract is for two years with the option of a third year in France.
— Ziad is in pain (@Ziad_EJ) August 10, 2021
The 34-year-old, who recently returned from holiday after winning the Copa America earlier in the summer, will arrive on Tuesday afternoon and then have his medical.
Insane. The biggest transfer in the history of football. https://t.co/HQlx3uGyci
— Chris (@TheVirgilEffect) August 10, 2021
After that, the club will hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce their new signing. It would be a feast for football fans to watch Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in action together.
Game over guys ⛔️ https://t.co/eDQyH77qzM
— TalkFCB © (@talkfcb_) August 10, 2021
Messi would be the fourth free transfer at the Parc des Princes this summer, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, and Georginio Wijnaldum having all already signed after their respective contracts ended at their previous clubs. PSG also acquired Moroccan right-back, Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan at a fee of 60 million euros. It would be wild to watch PSG in action on a Champions League night.
A thought of messi playing for another club never came in mind.
But , here we go a new era has been started .❤️
Paris Saint Germain just got blessed with #messi #MessiForever #psg https://t.co/97nrOlTM4o
— SHIVAM (@Shivamtweets23) August 10, 2021
After 21 years at Barcelona, it will be weird to see the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in a PSG shirt.
At the end of the day a man with 47 G/A + 26 MOTM awards in 2021 is going to play in a team that can finally make him compete for the Champions League again.
— (@TheEuropeanLad) August 10, 2021
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