As Barcelona’s hearts bleed, Lionel Messi’s father confirms his son’s transfer to PSG.
Since Barcelona’s spectacular announcement on Friday, Lionel Messi has been creeping closer to a PSG move.
Lionel Messi’s father announced his son’s decision to Paris Saint-Germain while answering questions at the airport before the player’s entourage flew to Paris to sign a two-year contract. Things have moved rapidly since Barcelona announced on Friday that they would not be able to afford to renew their talisman’s contract, and the Ligue 1 side now appear to have a deal in place.
After their wage bill was deemed much too expensive to comply with La Liga’s financial requirements, Barcelona was unable to renew the contract of their star player.
Up until the startling revelation on Friday, there was optimism that a solution could be found to retain the 34-year-old in Catalonia.
While speaking to media, the megastar’s father revealed that the transfer was complete, as he was about to fly to Paris to seal the deal.
When asked if Messi will sign for PSG today, Maria Garridos claims he simply said, “Yes.”
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Jorge Messi, who also happens to be his son’s agent, answered two more questions.
When asked who was to blame for his son’s departure from Barcelona, the club where he has spent his entire career, he replied, “Find out at the club.”
Finally, when questioned if his son is depressed before signing a rich new contract with the Ligue 1 club, he said, “Haven’t you seen him?”
The official announcement, which appears to be on the way, will put an end to a frantic transfer drama that began almost as swiftly as it appears to have ended.
The transfer would reunite him with Neymar, as well as compatriots Leandro Paredes and Angel Di Maria, who he used to play with at Barcelona.
Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of PSG, is another important compatriot linked in the deal. Messi is said to have approached Pochettino about a prospective move following his departure from Barcelona.
After signing Sergio Ramos, Gini Wijnaldum, and Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer, the arrival of Messi would cap off one of the most memorable summers in recent memory for a single club.
It would also imply an attack featuring Neymar and Messi, which would be tantalizing for European football fans. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”