An official announcement is still to come, but we are able to report that Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement for the Argentine to make the switch to the Parc des Princes.
Messi will have a two-year contract with PSG, also with the option of a third year.
The formal Barcelona captain will be introduced as a new PSG player with the pen on his travel contract to Paris as of Tuesday, August 10th.
Messi is reunited with Neymar in the capital of France, Argentine teammates Angel di Maria and Kyrian Emubape, and the formal rival Sergio Ramos.
While he’s not joining a club that is guaranteed to face Barcelona next season, he could come up against them in Europe, with PSG being a rival for the Catalans to win the Champions League.
Financial Fair Play issue
PSG’s business this summer has led to questions being asked, with Messi following Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, and Georginio Wijnaldum to the Parc des Princes.
Other elite clubs in Europe remain begging, contemplating, and questioning UEFA about how they can sign freely while financial fair play is in place.
Ramos, Donnaruma, Wijnaldum, and Messi are all joining the club on free agents.