Messi had hoped to extend his time with the Bercelona Club where he had played for the last 21 years and agreed to take a 50% pay cut in a new deal, but the Spanish club still insisted they were unable to proceed due to “financial obstacles’
Lionel Messi has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract
Now Messi who is a six-time Ballon d’Or winner had two other options after departing from camp nou last week but has chosen to move to the French club on a deal worth 25M pounds per year after tax, plus bonuses
Messi is now set to join PSG, with their potential to compete for major trophies – including the Champions League – understood to be a key factor in his decision to move to France.
Messi is also believed to be keen to reunite with Neymar, with whom he won two La Liga titles, three Copa del Reys, and the Champions League during their time together at Barcelona.