FOOTBALL By Xinhua
Lionel Messi arrived at Le Bourget airport in the northeastern suburbs of Paris on Tuesday afternoon to finalize his signing with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, following his tearful farewell to Barcelona on Sunday.
Hundreds of followers private been ready on the airport since Monday because the 34-twelve months-regular Argentine has been linked with the capital-basically based exclusively exclusively club handsome after his shock departure from Barcelona was launched.
Messi, carrying a T-shirt which wrote “ici c’est Paris (this is Paris)”, waved to the followers when walking out of the airport.
PSG has released a video later in the afternoon on its apt net pickle which heavily implied that the signing is finished. A news convention will occur in the auditorium of the Parc des Princes on Wednesday at 11: 00 am on Wednesday.
In accordance with French media L’Equipe, Messi has agreed on a two-twelve months style out the selection of a third twelve months with PSG.
Messi is the most traditional enormous-name arrival at PSG on a free transfer this summer season after coach Mauricio Pochettino’s side snapped up Spanish defender Sergio Ramos after he left Precise Madrid. Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum also joined after working down his contract with Liverpool.
Italy’s Euro 2020-a success goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has also joined after his contract with AC Milan ran out, whereas Moroccan fullback Achraf Hakimi joined from Inter Milan for a reported 60 million euros.
The arrival of Barcelona’s all-time characterize scorer will absolutely boost PSG’s ambition to grab the Champions League for the first time.
Messi and his family were also pictured at Barcelona’s El Prat airport earlier this afternoon and when requested by journalists whether his son would possibly be joining PSG, Jorge Messi answered “optimistic”.