According to a report by French paper L’Equipe, Lionel Messi, one of the greatest footballers in the history of the sport, will be signing with Paris Saint-Germain.
After spending his entire senior career at FC Barcelona, Messi will be swapping the red and blue of the Blaugrana for the red and blue of Les Parisiens. The reports say Messi will be signing a contract this afternoon and his plane is expected to land in Paris within the next few hours.
The contract details (per Fabrizio Romano) show PSG will give Messi a two year contract with an option to extend until June of 2024. He will be earing a reported 35 million euros with add-ons.
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— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 10, 2021
Messi has definitely accepted PSG contract proposal and will be in Paris in the next hours. pic.twitter.com/DiM5jNzxTA
Messi will be joining fellow Argentinians Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi, and Leandro Paredes as well as manager Mauricio Pochettino. He will re-unite with former Barcelona compatriot Neymar for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona as the club’s all time leading goalscorer with 672 official goals in all competitions after joining the first team in 2004.
Despite our best hopes of seeing him in the red of Bayern Munich, it seems those dreams will have to live on for another day.