The Argentine will join the French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) till 2023. There is an option to extend the contract toll 2023. Messi has reached a total agreement to join Paris Saint-Germain as free agent. Lionel Messi to PSG is confirmed. And, its final.
Paris Saint-Germain will announce soon the signing of Leo Messi, agreement reached until June 2023 plus option to extend the contract until 2024.
Messi will receive €25m net per season as guaranteed salary plus add ons. Potential total salary around €35m per season.
Moreover, PSG were the only club to contact Leo and Jorge Messi directly, not using any intermediary. Talks opened last Thursday, just after Barcelona official statement.
Messi turned down PSG and Man City bids in April as he only wanted to stay at Barcelona. Now, PSG were trying again and Leo accepted the proposal after leaving Barça because of La Liga rules.
PSG will be unveiling Messi in the next few hours. Neymar was pushing to have his friend Leo in Paris, Nasser Al Khelaifi and Leonardo have been working on the deal in the last 5 days no stop.
Messi Left Barca After 16 Years
The greatest legend of the club has left Barcelona. Due to the La Liga financial fair play policy, Barcelona start man couldn’t continue for the Blaugrana. As per La Liga, only 70% of the club’s total income could be spent on salaries. But, Barca exceeded the amount. Due, to which Barcelona couldn’t keep Lionel Messi even after Messi accepted the 50% pay cut. After serving the club for 16 years, Messi will be joining the French club PSG. On the other hand, Barcelona rejected €270M financial aid from La Liga which could terminate the project European Super League. So, due to the financial issue, Barcelona has to release their favorite player as a free agent.
Messi Farewell Words Joining To PSG
Leo Messi: “The news about Barça and Laporta asking me for a 30% salary reduction on Thursday is absolutely fake. It’s a lie. I offered to reduce my contract by 50%, and then they didn’t ask me for anything else”.
Leo Messi: “The pic with Paris Saint-Germain was a coincidence, completely. I was there with my friends. We decided to take a photo. They told me: ‘Come to Paris!’ but it was just a joke, we were on holiday”
Leo Messi confirms: “PSG is a possibility, yes. I received a lot of calls after the Barcelona statement. We’re talking about it”