Messi joins PSG on two-year deal after dumping Barcelona
Written by crest887fm on August 11, 2021
Lionel Messi has signed a two-year contract with Paris St-Germain after leaving Barcelona.
The 34-year-old’s deal also has the option of a third year. Messi left Barca, the only club he has played for, as they were unable to afford a new deal under La Liga’s financial fair play rules.
Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Messi scored a record 672 goals in 778 games for Barca, the club he joined as a 13-year-old. The striker has won the Ballon d’Or a record six times and lifted 35 trophies with the Catalan club.
He becomes PSG’s fourth free-transfer signing this summer after the arrivals of Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, Spain defender Sergio Ramos and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Highly rated Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi also joined from Inter Milan. Messi, who will wear the number 30 shirt, will play in a front three alongside the two most expensive players of all time; Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
A PSG news conference will take place in the auditorium of the Parc des Princes later today and Messi could make his PSG debut at home to Strasbourg on Saturday.