Lionel Messi joins PSG after leaving Barcelona

August 11, 2021
By: Jamie Jones

Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Lionel Messi on a free transfer.

The French club have said on their official website that Messi has signed a two-year contract with the option of a third.

The 34-year-old Argentina international forward was a free agent following his departure from Barcelona.

Messi told PSG’s official website: “I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain. 

“Everything about the club matches my football ambitions. I know how talented the squad and the coaching staff are here. 

“I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I am looking forward to stepping out onto the pitch at the Parc des Princes.”

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Chairman and CEO of PSG, said: “I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain and we are proud to welcome him and his family to Paris. 

“He has made no secret of his desire to continue competing at the very highest level and winning trophies, and naturally our ambition as a club is to do the same. 

“The addition of Leo to our world class squad continues a very strategic and successful transfer window for the club. 

“Led by our outstanding coach and his staff, I look forward to the team making history together for our fans all around the world.”

PSG can be backed at 11/4 on Betfair to win the Champions League this season.

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