PSG set to introduce Messi on Wednesday

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Lionel Messi is flying to Paris on Tuesday to finalise his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, sources have advised ESPN.

The Argentina worldwide is travelling to the French capital following Sunday’s emotional farewell to Barcelona at a information convention. Sources added that Messi has signed a two-year contract at PSG, with the choice to increase by an extra yr.

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Messi is taking a personal aircraft the place there are hundreds of fans waiting for him at each the Bourget airport and on the PSG’s Parc des Princes stadium.

Sources have advised ESPN that PSG have supplied the six-time Ballon d’Or winner a two-year contract with an non-compulsory third yr that may see him earn greater than PSG and Brazil star Neymar, Messi’s former teammate at Barca.

Messi’s contract with Barca expired on June 30 and regardless of makes an attempt to maintain the membership’s all-time main scorer, the deal couldn’t be accomplished resulting from monetary constraints.

The 34-year-old is predicted to bear a medical within the coming days and might be offered at an occasion on the Eiffel Tower.

A tearful Messi advised a information convention on Sunday that he had needed to stay at Barca and agreed to a 50% wage reduce, however the membership had no room to manoeuvre due to their failure to dump different gamers in time and scale back their excessive wage invoice.

Messi additionally admitted he had acquired a number of calls from golf equipment because the information broke that he wouldn’t proceed his 21-year affiliation with Barca.

“[PSG] is one chance,” Messi stated. “There’s nothing closed in the mean time, however we’re speaking about lots of issues. After Barca’s assertion, lots of golf equipment confirmed an curiosity. There’s nothing remaining however, after all, there are talks.”

Requested in regards to the prospect of becoming a member of a rival, Messi added: “There is no such thing as a doubt that I’ll go to a group that may compete with Barca. I did not need to depart, however I’ve to. And I need to maintain profitable. That is my mentality. I need to win.”

Following Messi’s farewell, Barca won the Joan Gamper Trophy with a powerful 3-0 win over Juventus.

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