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Messi concludes agreement with PSG, arrives Paris soon: Report

Lionel Messi has reached an agreement with Paris Saint Germain (PSG) over a transfer to the French football club.

• August 10, 2021

Lionel Messi has reached an agreement with Paris Saint Germain (PSG) over a transfer to the French football club.

Sports paper, L’Equipe, said on its website, adding Messi was due to arrive in Paris in the coming hours.

Messi, the 34-year-old record goalscorer for both Argentina and FC Barcelona, is one of the greatest players of all time.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner wept on Sunday as he bade farewell to his boyhood team after the club said it could no longer afford to keep him due to La Liga’s fair play rules.

The PSG frontline is already formidable, with Messi’s former Barca teammate Neymar and young France striker, Kylian Mbappe, seen as two of the world’s best players.

But the arrival of Messi, Barca’s all-time highest goalscorer with 682 in 27 years, will boost the club’s ambitions to win a first-ever Champions League.

The arrival of Messi, who has 245 million followers on Instagram and is Barcelona’s most decorated player of all time, is also welcome news for France’s Ligue 1.

(Reuters/NAN)

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