Lionel Messi, who left FC Barcelona, arrived in Paris on Tuesday afternoon.
10.8. 13:04 | Updated 10.8. 19:27
French newspaper L’Équipe saysthat the Paris club Paris Saint-Germain has reached an agreement with the Argentine star Lionel Messin with.
Further confirmation of the news was received later Tuesday afternoon. The father of the player Jorge Messi confirmed to reporters at Barcelona airport that his son plans to move to PSG, told news agency Reuters, among others.
Messi, 34, arrived in Paris on Tuesday afternoon to sign the deal. He was photographed at the airport greeting PSG supporters wearing a shirt that read the team’s slogan. ”ici c’est Paris“,” This is Paris. “
On Wednesday, PSG will hold a press conference at noon Finnish time, where it will very likely announce the Messi agreement.
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Company posted a short video clip on social media this afternoon about the “new diamond in Paris”. Waiting for the fair to arrive has increased the number of followers of the Paris Club’s social media accounts by 1.2 million since Friday.
The transfer of the fair to PSG has been awaited since it became clear that FC Barcelona will not be able to register his extension contract.
Messi would have been willing to cut his salary in half, but that didn’t help. A larger wage cut was not possible under the law.
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Messin the annual salary at PSG is estimated at EUR 35 million. In addition to PSG, potential clubs have been in short supply due to a salary claim when Manchester City, which plays in the Premier League, announced that it is not acquiring an Argentine. The contract is expected to be for 2 + 1 years.
Messi has won the Golden Ball awarded to the best player in football six times in his career. In the national team shirt, he finally had success this summer when Argentina won the Copa América South American Championship under the leadership of Mess.
Qatar owned The current PSG has been fiercely pursuing a Champions League victory in recent years.
A Brazilian, among others, already plays in the Paris club Neymar and French Kylian Mbappé. In 2013–2017, Messi and Neymar played together in Barcelona.
The team’s goal will be guarded by the winner of the European Championship gold in the Italian shirt Gianluigi Donnarumma, which glowed the Mass even before the arrival was confirmed.
“He is the best player in the world. I’m excited and happy about the idea that he’s on the team ”; Donnarumma told Sky Italy.