Lionel Messi joins Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract

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After leaving Barcelona, Lionel Messi has signed a two-year contract – with an option for a third year – with Paris St-Germain joining the two most expensive players of all time – Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The Argentina star left the club as they were not able to afford a new deal under La Liga’s financial fair play rules.

“I am impatient to start a new chapter of my career in Paris. The club and its vision are in perfect harmony with my ambitions,” said the 34-year-old footballer.

“I know how talented the players and staff are here. I am determined to build, alongside them, something great for the club and for the fans. I can’t wait to set foot on the Parc des Princes pitch.”

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi said: “I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris St-Germain and we are proud to welcome him to Paris, with his family.

“He did not hide his desire to continue to evolve at the highest level and to win trophies. The ambition of the club is of course identical,” he added.

“The addition of Leo to our world-class team confirms the relevance and success of our recruitment. Together with our great coach and his staff, I look forward to seeing our team make history for all of our supporters around the world.”

Considered one of the greatest players of all time, the striker scored a record 672 goals in 778 games for Barca, the club he has ever played for and joined at only 13 years of age and has won the Ballon d’Or a record six times plus lifted 35 trophies with the Catalan club.

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Staff writer, The Postdale Daily

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