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Medical completed, Messi join PSG on 2 years contract deal

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Medical completed, Messi join PSG on 2 years contract deal
Lionel Messi to sign two-year deal worth £25m per year after tax with PSG; 34-year-old will have the option to extend the deal by a third year and will receive a £25m signing-on fee; Messi was set to sign a new five-year contract at Barcelona but the club were unable to complete the deal

 

Lionel Messi’s father and agent Jorge arrived at the corporate terminal at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport ahead of a flight to Paris as his son closes in on a deal to join PSG

Lionel Messi has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is travelling to Paris on Tuesday afternoon to seal his move to the French club on a deal worth £25m per year after tax, plus bonuses.

Messi had two other options after leaving Barcelona last week but has opted to move to PSG, who will have the option of extending his stay in the French capital by a third year.

 

Former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong says he still cannot believe that Lionel Messi will not be playing for Barcelona this season as the Argentinian agrees to move to Paris Saint-Germain

Messi – who will receive a £25m signing-on fee as part of the move – was set to extend his 21-year stay at Barcelona by signing a new five-year deal this summer.

However, the club announced on Thursday that “financial and structural obstacles” meant the deal could not be completed, meaning Messi left as a free agent.

The 34-year-old said he wanted to stay at Barcelona and “did everything” he could to remain at the club, including agreeing to a 50-per-cent wage cut.

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