Merci, Messi! Star lands in Paris to finish PSG transfer

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Lionel Messi‘s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain is complete, and it occurred in a mode befitting of his standing because the world’s greatest participant.

Non-public jets. Crowded streets. Followers massing on the stadium. An elaborate reveal.

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After his emotional departure from Barcelona two days earlier, Messi traveled to Paris on Tuesday to finalize the transfer, which is a two-year deal — plus the choice for a 3rd — with the Ligue 1 energy.

Messi will meet the media and be formally launched at a news conference on Wednesday, however first got here exceptional scenes in two nations because the star and his household made their transfer.

Followers filmed the police motorcade taking Messi to American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, for his medical evaluation.

The crowds have been additionally at Parc des Princes to welcome Messi, who will be part of a group already loaded with stars resembling Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Ramos.

Messi and spouse Antonela Roccuzzo earlier took a photograph aboard their non-public jet, however the Argentine participant modified shirts to greet his new supporters.

Carrying a shirt that claims “That is Paris” in French whereas in Paris — in entrance of Parisians — appears as if it ought to be some form of trend fake pas, however then once more, that is Messi.

In dramatic trend, Messi got here to the window to fulfill his new devotees, and, with a wave, Paris has its latest hero.

As if the lengthy days of ready wasn’t sufficient for PSG supporters, the membership continued to tantalizingly tease Messi’s arrival with numerous brief video snippets…

Lastly, at 10:15 p.m. Paris time, the second we had all been ready for: Lionel Messi is formally a PSG participant! Right here is how the Parisian membership unveiled their new star with a little bit assist from a drone.

And the way a couple of first image with with Messi and his No. 30 PSG shirt?

Now can he ship town the Champions League title it has craved for therefore lengthy? A brand new period has begun…

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