Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain
The French club Paris Saint-Germain has announced that Lionel Messi will be joining their team after signing a two year contract with an option to extend for another.
The footballing world was in a frenzy after the news of Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain broke earlier on Tuesday.
The club teased his arrival with an Instagram Story which briefly showed his Argentina shirt and six Ballon d’Or trophies he has won throughout his career.
Barcelona has not won the Champions League since 2015, but PSG will hope that Neymar and Messi’s reunion on their team can help them end this drought. The club is proud to welcome these two players into its ranks as they continue competing at a high level throughout Europe.
Barcelona last won the Champions League in 2015 when Lionel Messi and Neymar were playing together for their squad; therefore, PSG fans are hoping things go differently now that both of those stars have joined forces once again with Paris Saint-German (PSG). Additionally, it was recently announced by Nasser Al-Khelaifi via press release: “I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint Germain…
Neymar teased Messi’s arrival on Instagram by captioning a short video with “Back Together.”
The legendary Lionel Messi has decided to leave Barcelona after a historic 20-plus year spell. The Argentine, considered by many as one of the best players ever, was unable to sign on for another season with Barcelona.
Messi is leaving behind his iconic status at FC Barcelona and bringing an end to what’s been deemed “the greatest era in club history” – a time during which he led the team from their post-Guardiola doldrums back into instant success under Luis Enrique (including two major trophies).
Barcelona announced that the club’s financial situation and La Liga Financial Fair Play regulations meant it could not extend Messi’s contract, despite both parties being in agreement.
The 34-year old was previously contracted to Barcelona; El Mundo released this information with a figure of $672 million, making him the highest paid athlete ever.