On Tuesday, Lionel Messi welcomed PSG supporters at the airport in Paris, wearing a t-shirt that said “This is Paris.” Days after his emotional departure from Barcelona, Lionel Messi is poised to sign a two-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG supporters were pleased to see Messi wearing a t-shirt that said ‘This is Paris.’ Messi took a break and waved to the supporters from an airport window.
The 6-time Ballon d’Or winner landed in France on Tuesday to finalize an agreement with PSG, only days after an emotional news conference announcing his departure from hometown club Barcelona.
According to Reuters, Messi’s jet landed at Le Bourget airport, which is located on the outskirts of Paris.
Messi revealed no details about the agreement, which was made just days after Barcelona declared it couldn’t afford to keep him due to fair play regulations in Spain’s La Liga. However, speaking to reporters at Barcelona’s airport, the 34-year-old Argentine midfielder’s father revealed that his son had agreed to join PSG.
At the conclusion of Messi’s spectacular, trophy-laden career at the club, he joined as a child, many Barcelona supporters were heartbroken.
PSG’s hopes to win the Champions League for the first time will be boosted by the arrival of Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer with 682 goals. Messi won four Champions League championships and ten La Liga titles during his time at Barcelona.
Messi is expected to sign a two-year contract with an option for a third season, according to the Associated Press. According to the source, he is expected to make about 35 million euros ($41 million) each year net.