PSG has reversed its decision on Lionel Messi’s transfer.
Lionel Messi is supposedly being courted by PSG.
PSG is said to have decided to offer Lionel Messi a two-year contract after initially rejecting any deal to recruit the Argentine attacker. After failing to reach an agreement on a contract extension, Barcelona’s talisman has left the Nou Camp.
Messi had intended to extend his stay at Barcelona beyond the summer.
His contract with the Catalan giants expired on June 30, making him a free agent as of July 1, but he was anticipated to sign a new agreement that would keep him at the club.
However, the club made an unexpected announcement, confirming that its all-time leading scorer will leave on a free transfer.
Now, a move to Ligue 1 in France appears to be on the cards for Messi, with PSG apparently leading the battle to sign him.
PSG had reportedly distanced themselves from the signing due to the club’s financial difficulties, according to the Telegraph.
However, after discovering a mechanism to make the transfer possible, a move appears to be on the cards.
The good hints from Messi’s camp appear to have buoyed the Parisians.
When considering their limits owing to Financial Fair Play, the player praised PSG’s haste in wanting to make the trade happen.
A meeting between Messi’s father Jorge and the PSG administration is now expected to take place on Saturday, with the assumption that the Argentine will finalize the transfer.
The 34-year-old will reconnect with Neymar, his former Barcelona teammate with whom he won a slew of championships, including the Champions League in 2015.
Messi has a total of six Ballon d’Ors and has played in a total of 767 games for Barcelona.
He’s also the club’s all-time best goal scorer, with 672 goals since making his senior debut in October 2004 at the age of 17.
He has won 10 La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues throughout his time in the Catalan capital.
At a press conference announcing Messi’s surprise departure, Barca president Joan Laporta acknowledged that Messi wanted to stay at the club. “Leo wanted to stay, so he’s not happy,” he stated.
“We all wished he would stay. For him, reality must be confronted.
“It’s an unchangeable fact, and he knows I wish him well wherever he goes.”