Messi agrees to sign a two-year deal for PSG


Lionel Messi has agreed a two-year deal with Paris St-Germain to join the French club following his shock exit from Barcelona.

The deal is subject to a medical with the option of a third year.

The 34-year-old Argentina captain left Barca – the only club he has ever played for – as they were unable to afford a new deal under La Liga’s financial fair play rules.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG finished second to Lille in Ligue 1 last season.

Messi who has famously been considered one of the greatest players of all time, scored a record 672 goals in 778 games for Barca, the club he joined as a 13-year-old.

Meanwhile sources say, “His idea was to do it at Barcelona but it’s going to be PSG. Then if he feels OK he will stay one more year maybe. But in any case his aim is to be at PSG and then to do well in the Qatar World Cup.”

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He won the Ballon d’Or a record six times and lifted 35 trophies with the Catalan club.

The signing of Messi – who would be reunited with former Barca team-mate Neymar at the Parc des Princes – is one of the most noteworthy captures in football’s history.

Unless there are any late hitches, he will become PSG’s fourth free-transfer signing this summer after the arrivals of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, defender Sergio Ramos and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.



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