The news was made official on Tuesday August 10, 2021 by the Parisian club. Lionel Messi leaves FC Barcelona after 21 years of loyalty to join the French capital. He will indeed wear the PSG jersey for this 2021/2022 season! Find out what number is assigned to it.
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A HISTORIC TRANSFER FOR LIONEL MESSI
Joan Laporta, the current president of FC Barcelona had already announced the news at a press conference before Lionel Messi spoke on Sunday August 08, 2021 at Camp Nou.
The successor ofJosep Maria Bartomeu spoke about the very big financial problems of the Catalan club. Its net debt amounts to more than 673 M, it is explained in particular by the exorbitant salaries paid to its players, the astronomical amounts of its new recruits who do not make their transfers profitable following counter-performances. Added to this the Coronavirus crisis which has plunged the club into debt and therefore does not have the financial means necessary to extend Lionel Messi, devastated by this terrible news..
Yet the Pulga had reached an agreement for his contract by going so far as to agree to considerably lower his salary.“I agreed to reduce my salary by 50% and no one asked me anything else. said the Argentine during his press conference..
LA LIGA REFUSED THE CONTRACT OFFERED TO LIONEL MESSI
Lionel Messi : I had decided to stay after a meal with Joan Laporta, we had a good discussion. Then what happened happened. There was a problem with my contract. (press conference)e)
The player's intentions were clearly favorable to continue the adventure with Barça. The problem that arises is at the level of the contract proposed by the club, according to La Liga the latter was not approved. Joan Laporta was then faced with a very crucial dilemma for the future of the club..
Indeed, the only possible option to extend the Argentinian was to mortgage the club's TV rights for almost half a century! What the president categorically refused: I could not mortgage the TV rights, that would have put the institution of FC Barcelona in serious danger. The club comes first, even before the best player in the world . (press conference))
THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD WILL WEAR THE PSG JERSEY!
Once the news of the Pulga's departure became official, many clubs rushed to recover the best player in the world today. However, the PSG has financial and sporting means which were able to attract the man to the 6 Ballon d'Or.
- In effect, several friends of Lionel Messi play at Paris Saint Germain like Neymar Jr, with whom he played at FC Barcelona a few years ago or Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, his compatriots in the selection with whom he won the Copa America 2021. His first title with Argentina by the way!
- And of course a financial envelope that only PSG can offer him in these times of crisis. A 2-year contract + 1 optional year with a signing bonus of 30 M and a salary of around 35 M net/year without bonus! This will make Lionel Messi the club's highest paid player ahead of Neymar Jr.r.
PSG is more ready than ever to win the Champions League this year.LeonardoandNasser Al-Khelaifihave done a remarkable job this summer in registering the arrival of new reinforcements for the club. Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and finally Lionel Messi. A historic transfer window for the Parisian club , it is the supporters who must be thrilled to see all these players evolve under thePSG shirt this season !
Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of Paris Saint Germain must be delighted with the quality of his group for this season. We hope to see a legendary attacking trio made up of Kylian Mbappe , Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi . Clearly the best attack in the world on paper..
MESSI WILL WEAR THE N30 ON HIS JERSEY!!
The Argentinian genius will carry the PSG jersey this season 2021/2022 and on occasion he recovers the n30! A very special number for Lionel Messi, indeed he wore this number during his debut at FC Barcelona. Yet his friend Neymar Jr had offered to leave him his n10 but the Pulga decided otherwise. A very nice gesture all the same which testifies to the respect and affection that reigns between the two men..
The most important thing for them is the fact that they will evolve this year under the same colors.A beautiful season is coming to Paris, we have something to enjoy in any case!
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