BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 08: (EDITOR’S NOTE: Alternate crop) Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona faces the media throughout a press convention at Nou Camp on August 08, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Lionel Messi has acquired a proper two-year contract provide from Paris Saint-Germain.
The French membership have provided Messi an preliminary two-year deal, regarded as value £25m a yr after tax, and the six-time Ballon d’Or winner and his representatives are actually reviewing and contemplating it rigorously.
Messi additionally has two different potential choices after leaving Barcelona however PSG stay the favourites to signal him.
Barcelona introduced Messi wouldn’t proceed on the membership after they have been unable to fulfil a brand new contract that had been agreed with the participant attributable to “monetary and structural obstacles”.
The Argentina worldwide has spoken straight with PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino this week about transferring to the French capital.
Requested if PSG will likely be his subsequent transfer at his farewell information convention on Sunday, Messi mentioned: “That’s one chance, to succeed in these heights.
“I’ve bought nothing confirmed with anyone. I had lots of calls, lots of golf equipment. In the mean time, nothing is closed, however we’re speaking about lots of issues.”
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PSG rapidly emerged because the front-runners for his signature, in a transfer that might reunite him with former Barcelona team-mate Neymar.
Messi mentioned he didn’t wish to go away Barcelona in an emotional farewell information convention on Sunday.
Messi was in tears as he acquired a standing ovation in his closing Barcelona press convention to announce the tip of his 21 years with the membership.
Barcelona confirmed Messi’s departure on Thursday evening, the identical day he returned to Catalonia following his post-Copa America vacation.
Messi had travelled to Barcelona anticipating to agree on the main points of the announcement of his new five-year deal, and he confirmed he provided to scale back his wages by 50 per cent.
“This yr, my household and I have been satisfied we have been going to remain at dwelling, that is what all of us wished greater than something,” mentioned Messi.
“We might all the time made this our personal, we have been at dwelling. We thought we might be staying right here in Barcelona. However at this time, we now have to say goodbye to all of this.”