Lion Messi agrees to join PSG.

The 34-year-old Argentine captain left Barca – the only club he has ever played for – as they could not afford a new deal under La Liga’s financial rights playing rules.
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Lionel Messi arrived at Barcelona airport on Tuesday, ready to board a flight to the French capital as Paris Saint-Germain seeks to complete the registration of the Argentine superstar.

The 34-year-old was accompanied by his wife and three children as he entered El Prat airport just before 1:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. GMT, 2:30 p.m. EAT).
PSG have spent the past few days trying to finalize a deal to sign Messi following his departure from Barcelona, ​​the club they have represented so far for their entire 17-year career.

French fans began gathering Monday outside the club’s home, Parc des Princes, and at Le Bourget airport, north of the city, in hopes of seeing Messi.

Meanwhile, France’s daily sports headline L’Equipe on Tuesday hinted at the situation in Paris. “She was even more confused,” he said, while inside talking about “longer hours” while fans waited for the announcement.

Reports in Spain overnight reported “a final offer” from Barcelona in an attempt to keep the player at the club.

Instead, the planned transfer to Paris is nearing completion as Qatar-owned PSG prepares to add a six-time Ballon d’Or winner to an attack already underway with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

PSG see Messi as a piece of their mystery being lost as they pursue the Champions League, the trophy they want more than anything.

Off the field, talks on his action had added 1.2 million followers to PSG’s social media accounts since Friday.

“I’m glad to be in Paris,” PSG’s new goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma told Sky Sports Italy outside his Paris hotel on Monday.

“He’s the strongest in the world. I’m so happy to have him on the team.”

Right farewell press conference
Messi admitted at the right-hand press conference of Barcelona on Sunday that joining PSG was just “possible”.

In fact, with Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City opting for it, PSG were the only club that could hold a € 35million (€ 41million) contract. Dollars) per year.

“I gave everything to Barcelona from the first day until the end. I never thought I would have to say goodbye,” Messi said.

“I have not yet accepted the fact that I am leaving this club now – I love this club.”

He leaves Barcelona with 672 goals in 778 matches, a club record.

Messi won 35 trophies at the Camp Nou after joining 13-year-old Barca, but his last time was a rain firecracker: a 2-1 home defeat behind Celta Vigo’s closed doors in May.

His record includes four Champions League titles and 10 La Liga titles.

“The biggest of them all,” wrote former Messi Barcelona teammate Dani Alves – who won Olympic and Brazil gold in Tokyo – in an Instagram letter on Monday.

A group of Barcelona supporters, represented by a Paris attorney, have announced their intention to file a complaint with the European Commission over financial fair play rules that Barcelona and PSG must respect.

Strange for Ligue 1
Although he offered to cut his salary in half to sign a new five-year contract which the club, with a $ 1.2 billion debt to the player, agreed, the agreement has failed in the strict rules of the Spanish league’s salary cup.

Messi’s arrival will make PSG the most obvious favorite to win the French title he missed last season in Lille.

Others in Ligue 1 have a different feeling about the arrival of the best player of all time.

“It’s amazing for Ligue 1,” said Metz coach Frédéric Antonetti.

“But for a freshman like me, Messi had to finish his career at Barcelona.”

This summer, PSG have already added veteran Spanish defender Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid and Italian Donnarumma, the Euro 2020 star.

They also signed Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, snatching the Dutchman from under the nose of Barcelona, ​​and spending € 60 million on Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi, who scored in his first match at Barcelona. Championship with PSG this weekend.

The biggest attraction of moving to Paris is that coach Mauricio Pochettino, like Messi, started his career with Oldell’s Old Boys in Rosario, Argentina.

Everything is going as planned, Messi could be revealed to supporters on Saturday, when PSG will host Strasbourg and a house full of around 48,000 people will be approved for the first time since the coronavirus epidemic 18 months ago.

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