Lionel Messi joins Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
The 34-year old Barca legend has penned a two-year contract with the Ligue 1 giants with an option of an extra year.
He will reportedly be earning $41m per annum at the French capital.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has ended his 21-year relationship with Barcelona after the club failed to sign him due to La Liga regulations.
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“I am impatient to start a new chapter of my career in Paris”, Messi told the PSG website. “The club and its vision are in perfect harmony with my ambitions. I know how talented the players and staff are here. I am determined to build, alongside them, something great for the club and for the fans. I can’t wait to set foot on the Parc des Princes pitch. ”
“I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain and we are proud to welcome him to Paris, with his family,” said Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the club president.
“He did not hide his desire to continue to evolve at the highest level and to win trophies. The ambition of the club is of course identical. The addition of Leo to our world-class team confirms the relevance and success of our recruitment. Together with our great coach and his staff, I look forward to seeing our team make history for all of our supporters around the world. ”
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