PSG teases Lionel Messi’s transfer with a social media video as the Barcelona legend gets closer to a move.
PSG has hinted at Lionel Messi’s impending arrival.
With a video on social media, PSG teased Lionel Messi’s impending signing. After departing the Catalan giants, the Barcelona legend is set to sign a two-year contract with the Ligue 1 giants. And it looks like it’ll be a big one, with the 34-year-old set to play alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe next season.
Messi confirmed his departure from Barcelona on Sunday, delivering an emotional farewell press conference that left players, journalists, and Messi in tears.
And now he’ll be joining PSG.
Messi has been linked with a move to the Premier League, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, and even Tottenham Hotspur, but he has instead decided to try his luck at Ligue 1.
PSG has now released a video promoting his impending transfer.
There are brief pictures of Messi wearing his Argentine colors, as well as six Ballon d’Ors, in the video. And it’s clear that the Barcelona legend will be sporting their colors next season.
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With the 34-year-old now in France, a formal announcement is likely soon.
Messi discussed his departure during a news conference on Sunday.
When asked if he planned on staying, he replied, “It’s everything Laporta said.”
“Everything was agreed upon, but it couldn’t happen at the final minute [Messi staying in Barcelona].” I’ve heard a lot of negative things about myself, and this year I really wanted to stay but couldn’t. I said last year that I didn’t want to stay.
“I wanted to stay this year. I did everything I could, but the club was unable to do so due to La Liga.
“We need to accept it and move on.”
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Messi also stated emphatically that he will do all in his power to remain at Barcelona.
When asked if the Catalan giants tried their utmost to keep him, he replied, “I don’t know,” adding, “What I do know is that I did everything I could.”
“I did everything I could to stay, and that is exactly what I wanted.”
It was, too, according to the Argentine. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”