Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain reached an agreement for the Argentine star to join the French club for two seasons, until June 2023, in Ligue 1. The contract includes a one-year extension option for the former Blaugrana forward.
In this way, Messi will once again play alongside his friend, the Brazilian Neymar, with whom he also shared a dressing room at Barcelona, and will be joined by Kylian Mbappé.
The announcement of Messi’s arrival in the French capital comes two days after the player tearfully said goodbye to the team that was his home for two decades, after days before Barcelona confirmed through a statement released on social networks that he Argentine “will not continue to be linked to the club” because the Blaugrana entity failed to resolve economic and structural issues around the contract.
That same week a photograph was published on social networks where Messi is seen enjoying a few days of vacation in Ibiza, next to Neymar, Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes and Marco VerrattiAll of them Paris Saint Germain players, although Leo himself in his farewell conference clarified that at that time he continued with the idea that he would renew his contract with Barça.
Messi arrives at a French team full of new figures, such as central Sergio Ramos and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who join PSG’s already referents such as Keylor Navas, Kimpembe, Verratti and Mbappé.
In addition, it will be under the technical direction of Mauricio Pochettino.
PSG is planning a spectacular presentation of Messi in the Eifel Tower, being an unprecedented signing.