Lionel Messi’s New Club: Messi to PSG confirmed! Former Barcelona star joins French outfit on a two year deal- Follow LIVE Updates- Lionel Messi to PSG is a done deal. The 34-year-old has agreed to a two-year contract with the French outfit. Messi’s contract will see the Argentine icon earn an annual salary of around €35m with the option to extend his stay at PSG for an additional year.
Lionel Messi joins PSG… HERE WE GO! Total agreement completed on a two-years contract. Option to extend until June 2024. Salary around €35m net per season add ons included. 🇦🇷🇫🇷 #Messi
Messi has definitely accepted PSG contract proposal and will be in Paris in the next hours. pic.twitter.com/DiM5jNzxTA
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 10, 2021
Barcelona lawyers file complaint to block Messi’s move to PSG, – In a turn of events, a group of Barcelona club members and lawyers have filed a complaint to the European Commission to block Lionel Messi’s transfer to French side PSG. After his exit from Barcelona, Messi is moving closer to a deal with League 1 champions.
“PSG’s ratio with regards to Financial Fair Play is worse than Barcelona’s. In 2019/20, 99 percent of PSG’s income was used for salaries, whereas it was 54 percent for Barcelona,” as per the statement made to the Court of Appeals by Dr Dr. Juan Branco, Marca reported.
The group claims that PSG’s wage ratio is worse than Barcelona’s which stands at 95% after Messi’s exit. PSG on the other hand has a wage ratio of 99%.
FC Barcelona shocked the football fraternity by announcing the departure of Lionel Messi. The Argentine superstar is currently a free agent following the termination of his contract with Barca on June 30. He is now close to signing a record 40 million deal with French outfit PSG as the Ligue 1 side looks to sign the Argentinian icon.
@11:00 AM, Monday: A group of Barcelona members have filed a complaint to the European Commission to block Messi’s deal to PSG citing their FFP violations.
— Soccer Talk (@soccertal) August 9, 2021
@7:30 PM Sunday- Messi to PSG is a done deal! The Argentine’s father who is also his agent has been in talks with the French clubs over the last few days . After initial rounds of talks, negotiations have come to an end with final details remains. Messi is now scheduled to fly out to Paris soon. His will undergo his medical at PSG soon before signing a 2 year deal with the Persian outfit.
Leo Messi is set to join Paris Saint-Germain, confirmed. Jorge Messi received official contract today morning, after talks since Thursday. 🚨🇦🇷 #Messi
Messi is ready to accept – he’ll sign with PSG once final details will be fixed. Now planning for travel, medical, unveiling. 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/b28XC5DBoR
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 8, 2021
@10: 30 AM Sunday– Lionel Messi will be hosting a farewell dinner ahead of his Press conference at the Camp Nou. The Argentine is said to have called his close friends and family with Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Aguero and Sergio Busquets all set to be present at his home in Barcelona.
@5:40- pm Saturday- Lionel Messi will be holding a press conference on Sunday. The 34 year old will interact with the media from Camp Nou speaking about his departure from the LaLiga giants.
This Sunday, from 12pm CEST, Leo Messi will appear at a press conference
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 7, 2021
@3:00 PM Saturday- Contract details finalized between Messi and PSG
Khalid bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the brother of the Emir who owns Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain shared a post on his official social media handle. He confirmed that PSG and Messi have reached an agreement with the Argentine international concluding contract talks with French side.
Lionel Messi is said to be waiting for an official contract proposal from PSG alongside his father and agent Jorge. The 34-year-old is open to joining the Ligue 1 side and sign a 2-year deal until 2023 with an option to extend by an additional year. PSG’s contract will see Messi pocket 40 million Euros in wages. he is set to surpass fellow South American Neymar who earns an annual net salary of 35 million.
— خلـــيفة بـــن حمـــد آلــ ثانــــــي (@khm_althani) August 6, 2021
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is expected to agree upon a deal with the Persian outfit. Neymar was also reported to offer Lionel Messi the iconic number 10 which he evidently refused. The Argentine icon is expected to don the number 19 for PSG is he decides to sign the contract and play in the French league next season.
@10: 00 AM Saturday– PSG are front runners for Messi’s signature.
According to the information coming in from various reports in European media – the big announcement in regard to PSG – Messi deal can come in as soon as on 10th August.
Paris Saint-Germain are now “progressing” in direct negotiations to sign Leo Messi. Talks ongoing to find the right ‘structure’, PSG are pushing since yesterday and now feeling confident. 🔵🔴🇫🇷 #Messi
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2021
@8:00AM – Saturday: Sergio Aguero all moving out of BARCELONA?
Daily Mail has reported that Sergio Aguero is reportedly seeking a shock exit from Barcelona just two months after joining following Lionel Messi’s departure.
The former Manchester City striker has told his lawyers to find a way out of his contract according to the publication
Aguero made no secret that he joined Barca ahead of several other top-flight European suitors specifically because he wanted to play with his close friend and six-time Ballon d’Or winner
@11:00PM – Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says Messi contract final
Paris Saint-Germain’s squad are ‘convinced’ Lionel Messi is moving to the French capital, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
- The Ligue 1 side are believed to have offered the 34-year-old a two-year contract, with the option of a further year.
- Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma and now Messi? And all on free transfers!
Lionel Messi’s New Club: PSG reportedly offers 3 year deal to Messi – Follow LIVE Updates
Lionel Messi’s New Club – Lionel Messi transfer updates: If Messi moves to PSG, It would also mean a reunion with his former Barcelona team-mate Neymar.
The fallen French champions have been on a massive recruitment drive this summer in a bid to regain their domestic crown and finally win the Champions League.
Already on board this summer are Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum and Danilo Pereira.
Messi wouldn’t be a bad addition to that list.
Lionel Messi Transfer: Center-back Gerard Pique says “nothing will be the same” without Lionel Messi “
FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said that “nothing will be the same” without Lionel Messi at the Catalan club.
The Argentina star will not return to the Camp Nou outfit because, the club stated, “financial and structural obstacles” set by La Liga are preventing them from tying him down to a new deal. After 21 years with the Spanish giants, Messi’s contract expired in June this year, and will now be in search of his new club.
“Nothing will be the same again. Neither the Camp Nou, nor the city of Barcelona, nor ourselves,” Pique wrote in an emotional Instagram post.
“After more than 20 years at the club, you will stop wearing the Barca t-shirt. The reality, sometimes, is very hard. We met in 2000, we were 13 years old and a career ahead. What career! The mother who gave birth to us! If we had designed it at that time, it was impossible to do it better. A f*cking madness!”
“In my first season, after returning to FC Barcelona, we won the treble and you became the best player of all time. From Rosario to touch the sky in Rome. There began the legend. What came after is history. And what good is it happened!”
“Now you leave, but I know that one day you will come back. There are things to do pending. Pass it well, enjoy wherever you go and keep winning like only you know how to do. Here we are going to miss you. I love you Leo.”