After leaving Barcelona amid financial difficulties, Lionel Messi has found a new home in Paris with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Lionel Messi joined PSG on an initial 2 year deal after saying goodbye to his 21 year Barcelona career.
Messi probably became the greatest footballer ever at Camp Nou, scoring 672 times in 778 games, but his fruitful tenure ended after Barcelona’s poor financial situation claimed the club.
Since July 1, the six time Ballon d’Or winner has been a free agent, although it was expected that he will sign a new contract with Catalan club.
However, last Thursday’s it was proclaimed that “no more Barca contract Barc due to financial and structural constraints” Persuaded PSG to move faster.
The 34-year-old was called as a target a year ago when he spoke of his will, but stayed in the final year of his contract and finished the game.
After teasing the day long signature on social media, PSG has finally settled it with a video that contain footage of their new newcomer standing in the center circle of the Princess Park des.
He will be wearing a shirt number 30 and while the PSG has ratified the basic length of the contract, it is broadly reported that an option is available for another year.
Messi will reunite with former Barcelona team-mate Neymar, who joined PSG in a world record deal in 2017, and will be linked with Kylian Mbappe, with that triumvirate set to form a destructive offensive line.
With just one year left on the French star’s contract, Mbappe’s future is in doubt, although there are rumors that Messi’s signing could persuade him to agree to new terms with PSG.
During his time at Barcelona, Messi claimed to have won four Champions Leagues with 10 La Liga titles.
The forward finally won a senior international trophy in July, scoring four goals and adding five assists to ensure Argentina’s first Copa America success in five years.
The obtainment of Messi marks the climatic stage of a transfer window that has seen PSG. The acquisition of Messi marks the culmination of a transfer window that has seen PSG remarkably add to their squad with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos and Georgino Wijnaldum scoring after being knocked out of the League 1 title and losing in the Champions League semi-finals last season.