Supporters of Paris Saint-Germain are gathering in anticipation of the arrival of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi after his emotional departure from Barcelona over the weekend.
Loyal members of the PSG gathered outside the club’s Park des Princes home on Monday and at an airport north of the French capital as Qatari-owned clothes looked ready to add the 34-year-old to the team. I already have Neymar and Killian Embapi
Paris is expected to be Macy’s next destination, after which he represented in his 17-year professional career.
On Monday, however, AFP TV reporters spotted him at his home near Barcelona with his family, as well as his friend and former colleague Luis Suarez.
Later, French media reported that he had left for Ibiza to hold talks with the Paris Club.
After Bar اعلانa’s announcement last week that they could not afford to keep their all-time top scorer, PSG emerged as a favorite to sign Messi, with the help of the deep pockets of their Qatari owners. From.
They see it as a lost piece in their jigsaw as they chase the Champions League, the trophy they want more than anything else.
Off the field, his rumored move has added 1.2 million followers to PSG’s social media accounts since Friday.
On arrival in Paris, PSG’s new goalkeeper Gianluigi Donaruma told Sky Sports Italy outside a Paris hotel that he was happy.
“He is the strongest in the world, I am excited and happy to have him on the team,” he added.
Messi admitted in a tearful farewell news conference in Barcelona on Sunday that joining the PSG was a “possibility”.
In fact, Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City have ruled themselves out, the only club to expect a deal worth 35 million euros (41 41 million) a year.
“From day one, I gave Barcelona everything I had until the last day. I never thought of saying goodbye,” said Messi.
“I still don’t agree with the fact of leaving this club – I like this club.”
He leaves Barcelona with 672 goals in 778 matches, a record for a club.
Messi has won 35 trophies at Camp Nou since joining Barca at the age of 13, but his last was humidity: a 2-1 home defeat against Celta Vigo behind closed doors in May.
His trophy includes four Champions League and 10 La Liga titles.
“The biggest,” wrote Dani Alves, a former Barcelona teammate of Messi, who won the Olympic gold medal with Brazil.
A group of Barcelona fans, represented by a Paris lawyer, have announced their intention to file a complaint with the European Commission over the rules of the financial fair, which Barcelona and PSG must follow.
Despite offering to halve his salary to seal a new five-year deal on which the club borrowed 1.2 billion euros (4 1.41 billion) and the player agreed to it, the deal paid off the Spanish league. Agreed on strict rules.
Messi’s arrival will make PSG even more desirable to regain the French title they lost to Lilly last season.
Some people in League 1 have mixed feelings about the arrival of the greatest player ever.
“It’s extraordinary for League 1,” said Metz coach Frederic Antoniti.
“But for a purebred like me, Messi should have ended his career at Barcelona.”
This summer, PSG has already added veteran Spanish defender Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid and Euro 2020 star Donaruma.
He has also signed Liverpool midfielder Giorgione Wijnaldum, who is snatching the Dutchman from under Barcelona’s nose, and has spent 60 million euros on Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi, who has been linked with a move to the league over the weekend. Scored on debut.
Another attraction of going to Paris is that coach Mauricio Pochettino, like Messi, started his career with the Newell’s Old Boys in Rosario, Argentina.
All are planning to appear in front of supporters on Saturday, when PSG will play at Strasbourg’s home and will be allowed to enter the full house of about 48,000 people for the first time in 18 months. Earlier, there was an outbreak of corona virus.