PSG players have been told that Barcelona icon Lionel Messi will join as transfer details emerge.
PSG’s players have been informed that Lionel Messi will be joining them.
Lionel Messi is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to reports. The Argentine striker had hoped to stay at the Nou Camp, but a surprise announcement from the club announced that he will leave on a free transfer.
Messi has won a record six Ballons d’Or for Barcelona and has appeared in a club-record 778 games.
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.
However, a move to Ligue 1 in France appears to be Messi’s next destination, with PSG apparently leading the battle to sign him.
Messi, 34, will reconnect with Neymar, a former Barcelona teammate with whom he won a slew of medals, including the Champions League in 2015.
The club’s management in Paris will be hoping that the two can repeat their performance in order to win the club’s first Champions League trophy.
PSG has already informed their players that Messi’s arrival in Paris is imminent, according to Le Parisien.
According to reports, the athlete has agreed to a two-year contract, but the exact details have still to be worked out.
Barca president Joan Laporta reaffirmed Messi’s desire to stay at the club during a press conference following his shocking departure.
“Leo wanted to stay, therefore he’s upset,” he explained.
“We all wished he would stay. For him, reality must be confronted.
“It’s a reality that can’t be changed, and he knows I wish him well wherever he goes.” The Argentine is coming off a terrific summer, having represented his country at the Copa America last month.
Messi lead Argentina to the South American title, which they won 1-0 over hosts Brazil in the final.
It was his first international medal, as well as Argentina’s first Copa America victory in 28 years.
For the iconic Barcelona forward, the victory in Rio brought an end to years of agony.
Messi had previously lost for Argentina in Copa America finals and the 2014 World Cup final, when Argentina was defeated by Germany.
Since making his senior international debut, he has played 151 times for his country. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”