Messi agrees Paris St-Germain two-year deal

Lionel Messi has agreed a two-year deal to join Paris St-Germain according to Guillem Balague.

This follows his shock exit from Barcelona as the two parties failed to agree on a new deal.

The deal, which has the option of a third year, is subject to a medical.

The 34-year-old Argentina captain left Barca the only club he has played for.

They were unable to afford a new deal under La Liga’s financial fair play rules.

Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG finished second to Lille in Ligue 1 last season.

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Lionel Messi was all smiles on a private jet alongside wife Antonella as they boarded a flight to Paris to sign a deal with PSG
Lionel Messi was all smiles on a private jet alongside wife Antonella as they boarded a flight to Paris to sign a deal with PSG

Balague confirms Messi – PSG union

“It’s all been confirmed. Lionel Messi is going to be a PSG player,” Balague said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“That’s it, it’s done. It’s happened in the last few minutes.”

“At the moment there are as much police as there are fans at the stadium.”

“That’s going to change soon. There’s eight cameras here, again that’s going to change.”

“It seems like it is a two-year deal, plus one.”

“His idea was to do it at Barcelona but it’s going to be PSG.”

“Then if he feels OK he will stay one more year maybe.”

“But in any case his aim is to be at PSG and then to do well in the Qatar World Cup.”

Messi and his family were pictured at Barcelona’s El Prat airport on Tuesday afternoon after news of the deal emerged.

When asked by reporters whether his son would be joining PSG, Jorge Messi answered “yes”.

The 34-year-old attacker was pictured at the airport with wife Antonella and their three children: Thiago, Mateo and Ciro
The 34-year-old attacker was pictured at the airport with wife Antonella and their three children: Thiago, Mateo and Ciro

PSG new trio

Messi’s signing is one of the most noteworthy captures in football’s history.

He would be reunited with former Barca team-mate Neymar at the Parc des Princes.

PSG's passionate supporters gathered in large numbers on Tuesday in the hope of seeing Messi arrive at the Parc des Princes
PSG’s passionate supporters gathered in large numbers on Tuesday in the hope of seeing Messi arrive at the Parc des Princes

The Argentine will play in a front three alongside the two most expensive players of all time – Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

 Messi scored a record 672 goals in 778 games for Barca, the club he joined as a 13-year-old.

He won the Ballon d’Or a record six times and lifted 35 trophies with the Catalan club.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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