Lionel Messi’s PSG announcement has been postponed as the star finalizes travel plans.
Lionel Messi’s arrival to PSG was anticipated over the weekend, but fans will have to wait a little longer.
Lionel Messi’s anticipated arrival in France ahead of his move to Paris Saint-Germain has been pushed back until Wednesday, according to reports.
Due to premature reports of the great forward’s arrival, fans have gathered at the Le Bourget airport in Paris during the last few days.
In a brief statement on Thursday evening, Barcelona declared the end of Messi’s 21-year connection with the club, blaming La Liga’s player registration restrictions.
The Catalan team was unable to sign Messi because they exceeded the salary cap imposed on all Spanish top-flight clubs.
Because Barca failed to re-sign the 34-year-old before July, he became a free agent, and new terms would have effectively made him a new signing.
Following an emotional press conference in which the six-time Ballon D’Or winner said his goodbyes to Barcelona fans, there was a lot of conjecture about where he might end up.
Messi’s good relationship with Pep Guardiola, whom he played under at Barcelona, has been considered as a possible destination.
Guardiola, on the other hand, has ruled out a bid for Argentina captain Lionel Messi, preferring to focus on Harry Kane after signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for £100 million.
PSG has subsequently emerged as the frontrunners in the hunt to recruit Messi, and he may be added to Mauricio Pochettino’s massive roster overhaul.
Messi admitted that they were an option, but that once his departure was confirmed, he had other offers.
Fans waited outside an airport in Paris to greet him, anticipating a deal to be done soon.
Messi, according to Argentinian writer Veronica Brunati, will not travel to France until Wednesday.
It corresponds to a later update from journalist Fabrizio Romano, who stated that the Barcelona legend is in Argentina with his family and will not come to Paris until a contract is finalized.
It contradicts speculations that PSG was planning a flashy announcement with Messi being recorded in front of the Eiffel Tower.
PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is in the midst of a significant team change, with numerous big-name players rounding out an all-star lineup.
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