The signing of Lionel Messi has been followed by the whole planet. Since Barcelona announced that it would not renew the Argentine, all sports journalism has followed minute by minute of their negotiations, which culminated today in the official presentation with Paris Saint-Germain. Probably one of the most mediatic signings in history.
These signings were also followed closely by the football planet:
Today we are talking about great stars who change Barcelona for Paris, but the story began in the opposite direction. Ronaldinho, a hero since his great World Cup with Brazil in 2002, was Joan Laporta’s first star signing.
The story of a betrayal. Florentino Pérez’s first galactic was Luís Figo, Barcelona’s hero and star. A highly mediated signing that increased the degree of rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Gonzalo Higuaín was the great star of Napoles. Another Argentine who made southern Italy vibrate. However, Pipita will never be remembered in Neapolitan territory because he went to Juventus. A transfer that brought a lot of controversy and was followed by much of European and Argentine football.
David Beckham is the most mediatic footballer in history, the pioneer of the versatile player we know today. Any movement involving his name was followed by the media spotlight, especially his signing for Real Madrid.
Coutinho’s signing for Barcelona has not been a success, but his signing was closely followed. From Bartomeu’s first attempt at the summer market to the winter window deal.
The two Cristiano Ronaldo signings had a similar following. The first, to Real Madrid, because he was the great star of the return of Florentino Pérez. The second, to Juventus, because an era was ending in the white team.
The signing of Matthijs De Ligt was very followed. The center-back was debated between Juventus and Barcelona, who tried everything to sign him. Finally, the Turin men took the cat into the water.
Antoine Griezmann starred in a two-summer signing. The first is not that it was media, it is that a documentary was made about his decision. After rejecting Barça that summer, he accepted the following year.
Lionel Messi is the last great signing. The Argentine has arrived at PSG, recorded since he left his home in Barcelona until he landed in the French capital. Nobody talks about anything else.
The signing of Neymar has been the most mediated. From the ‘stays’ to the “will continue in Barcelona at 200%” of the Blaugrana directive. The rumors grew and grew until they deposited their clause of 222 million euros and the player left for Paris.