Lionel Messi Completes Move To PSG

August 10, 2021
Lionel Messi joins PSG

Lionel Messi joins PSG

Lionel Messi has completed his move to Paris Saint-Germain after signing a two-year contract.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner arrived in Paris on Tuesday afternoon to complete a medical and seal his move to the French club on a two-year deal – with an option for a third – worth £25m per year after tax, plus bonuses.

Messi will receive a £25m signing-on fee as part of the move and will wear the No 30 shirt for PSG, which was the number he wore on his Barcelona debut in 2003.

Messi will wear jersey No. 30
Messi will wear jersey No. 30

The 34-year-old was set to extend his 21-year stay at Barcelona by signing a new five-year deal this summer, but the club announced on Thursday that “financial and structural obstacles” meant the contract could not be fulfilled.

On signing for PSG, Messi said: “I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain. Everything about the club matches my football ambitions.

“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.”

PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “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.

Messi with PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Messi with PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi