The world’s best footballer, Lionel Messi signs for Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract. This move will end his long association with Barcelona, but the Argentine superstar is excited to begin a new chapter of his career at the French club. In this article, we talk about what motivated Lionel Messi to join PSG and what he hopes to achieve there.
“I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain. Everything about the club matches my football ambitions,” Messi said in his statement. “I know how talented the squad and the coaching staff are here. I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I am looking forward to stepping out onto the pitch at the Parc des Princes.”
Lionel Messi Signs Two-year contract tomorrow
Lionel Messi’s new club, Paris Saint-Germain, will hold a formal press conference on Wednesday at 11 am CEST (5 am ET) to unveil the most expensive player in football history. Lionel Messi touched down in Paris on Tuesday, completed his medical exam, and toured Parc des Princes stadium.
“I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain, and we are proud to welcome him and his family to Paris,” Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG chairman and CEO, said. “He has made no secret of his desire to continue competing at the very highest level and winning trophies, and naturally our ambition as a club is to do the same. The addition of Leo to our world-class squad continues a very strategic and successful transfer window for the club. Led by our outstanding coach and his staff, I look forward to the team making history together for our fans all around the world.”
“I gave my all for this club for this shirt, from the first day I arrived to the last,” Messi said in his tearful speech recently. “And the truth is that I am more than satisfied. I would have liked to say goodbye differently. I never imagined my farewell this way.”
Lionel Messi will wear No. 30 for Paris Saint-Germain, which is the number he wore at Barcelona. Neymar had offered the offer for Lionel Messi to reclaim their old number 10, but he refused.PSG requested authorization for number 30 as it is reserved for goalkeepers under league rules. The number was worn by Alexandre Letellier before being transferred to another player, under the name Ajerra Maidana.