French Barca supporters in tears came to the home of the star Lionel Messi on Friday. “It’s very very very emotional. Because it’s a part of us that’s leaving. We are Barça fans and Messi is part of Barça,” said Barca fan Cedric Gourrong.
Ex-FC Barcelona star and free agent Lionel Messi has agreed to join PSG, according to various reports, with his father and agent Jorge expected to meet with the Ligue 1 giants in the next few hours.
The brother of the Emir of Qatar has confirmed that the Argentine is signing for PSG. Khalid bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who is the brother of the Emir who owns PSG, confirmed in a social media post that the negotiations with Messi were complete and an announcement would soon follow.
“Messi is Barça, it’s not France. He arrived at Barça at a very young age, Messi is Barça, it’s not France,” added Barca fan.
A move to PSG would reunite Messi, with his former Barcelona team mate Neymar. The PSG offers Messi a contract of 3 years (probably optional) together with a net pay of 40 million € / year.
“It’s not possible to see him in another club. Messi is Barça and it’s the identity,” said Barca fan Carla Gourrong.
The temporary relaxation of financial fair play now makes the case very likely. To finance the arrival of the La Pulga,
PSG does not intend to sell Kylian Mbappé, whose contract will expire in June next year.
PSG have been busy in the off-season, having already brought in Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan, Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid and Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool, all on free transfers. Full back Achraf Hakimi was signed from Inter Milan.
They will begin their new Ligue 1 campaign at newly promoted Troyes on Saturday. So, in a few weeks, Mbappé, Neymar and Messi will therefore probably play together.