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Messi's move to Paris Saint-Germain "a matter of hours"


Messi's move to Paris Saint-Germain "a matter of hours"

Messi's move to Paris Saint-Germain "a matter of hours"

After bidding farewell to his club Barcelona in tears on Sunday, Argentine star Lionel Messi was close to moving to Paris Saint-Germain in an exciting deal. Since the news of the bomb was announced Thursday, which talked about the departure of "La Bolga" from the ranks of the Catalan team, everyone is waiting for his next destination.

The identity of his future club no longer bears any doubt: The French capital's team is the most prominent candidate for the services of the Argentine, who throughout his career has defended the colors of one club so far and over more than 20 years in which he achieved all possible titles.

As for the French newspapers, the deal will take place in the coming hours, and the newspaper "Le Parisien" revealed by saying, "The deal will be officially announced on Monday, or maybe Tuesday. It is the most likely scenario to be achieved."

As for the sports newspaper, L'Equipe, said, "It is only a matter of hours" before Messi's transfer was officially announced, and considered that "we are entering the most exciting days in the history of French football."

The two newspapers mentioned that Messi must undergo a routine medical examination before signing his contract.

Messi had bid farewell to his club on Sunday, through an influential press conference, which began in tears, and said in this regard, "I never imagined leaving Barcelona because, in truth, I did not think about it. I wanted to say goodbye with everyone on the field," noting that he agreed to cut his salary in half. But that was not enough because the deal exceeded the ceiling set by the Spanish League.

Messi's contract with Barcelona expired on June 30, and the two parties reached an agreement to stay in the Catalan club for two more years, but they clashed with the laws of the League, which prevented the agreement from being officially approved.

After Messi's farewell to Barcelona, ​​Paris Saint-Germain rushed to enter into negotiations with Messi's camp, specifically his father Jorge, knowing that the player hinted in his press conference about the possibility of moving to the French capital team, where he will play alongside his friend and former Barcelona colleague Neymar, in addition to his compatriot Angel Di Maria. And Leandro Paredes and under the supervision of his other compatriot Mauricio Pochettino.

40 million euros annually

French newspapers revealed that Saint-Germain presented an offer worth two years, renewable for an additional year, and an annual wage of 40 million euros.

This deal would not have been possible without the financial strength of the state of Qatar, the owner of Saint-Germain, and the easing of fair play restrictions by the European Union for the game (UEFA). There is no doubt that Messi's transfer to Saint-Germain will move the French club to another level in terms of sports and economics.

With Messi, who won the Ballon d'Or for the best player in the world six times, along with the duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Saint-Germain will become the most prominent candidate for the Champions League title after losing the 2020 final to Bayern Munich, and leaving the semi-finals of the season at the hands of Manchester City.

The possibility of Messi's transfer to Saint-Germain was praised by various officials and coaches in the French league, and his compatriot Jorge Sampaoli, coach of Marseille, said, "French football has gained a lot in recent seasons. Playing against Messi will be an additional motivation for us."

And the French newspapers searched for the program of the upcoming Saint-Germain matches to find out the first official match that Messi will play in his ranks, which may be against Reims on August 29, or against Clermont on September 12 after returning from international matches.

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