Messi gives reasons for joining PSG

Written by on August 9, 2021

An emotional Lionel Messi said joining Paris St-Germain was a possibility, but nothing is agreed yet as he confirmed his exit from Barcelona.

Messi is ending his 21-year association with Barca, who cannot afford to honour the new contract they agreed with him because of La Liga’s salary limit.

The record six-time Ballon d’Or winner, is now a free agent.

Lionel Messi won 34 trophies with Barcelona after making his first-team debut aged 17 in October 2004.

Messi, Barcelona’s record goalscorer, submitted a transfer request last summer before agreeing to stay for the final year of his contract.

That expired on the 1st of July and Messi is now in talks over a move to PSG, where he would play alongside Kylian Mbappe and former Barca team-mate Neymar.

Messi left Argentina for Spain when he was 13 and made his first-team debut for Barcelona aged 17 in October 2004.

He went on to score 672 goals in 778 games and helped the Spanish giants win 34 trophies, replicas of which were displayed at his news conference at the Nou Camp.

Source: BBC


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