According to media reports, the Argentine international, Lionel Messi, the former Barcelona player, is close to joining the French club Paris Saint-Germain.
According to these reports, Messi, 34, who won the award for the best player in the world six times, is about to sign a two-year contract with the Paris club, and the contract includes the option to extend it for another season.
“Messi said yes to Paris Saint-Germain,” wrote the French sports station RMC Sport, which was concerned with the issue of the shirt number that the Argentine star will wear.
The channel added: “There is no agreement yet, but Messi notified Paris Saint-Germain of his desire to play for the club next season.”
The large French sports newspaper, L’Equipe, was preoccupied with the details of the offer and wrote: “What seemed to be an unattainable dream during the past years, in the last hours seemed more likely than ever, and Paris Saint-Germain knows that such an opportunity will undoubtedly not be repeated again.” .
Barcelona had announced the day before yesterday, Thursday, that it would not be able to renew Messi’s contract, which expired on June 30, because the rules of Financial Fair Play in the Spanish League do not provide the possibility to take this step for the club that owes about 490 million euros.
On the same night, media reports said that Messi had made a phone call to PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino.
On Friday, Pochettino avoided commenting on whether he spoke with his compatriot Messi, but he only said that Paris Saint-Germain is studying the inclusion of Messi. The French capital club is studying options, and of course, Messi is one of these options, “sometimes there are opportunities and sometimes not.”
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