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Lionel Messi on the verge of completing PSG free transfer

By Ben Browning Published: August 10, 2021 11:38 am

Last Updated: August 10, 2021 8:11 pm

Messi on the verge of joining PSG Almost a week since the news broke that Messi would not be staying in Barcelona, he is on the verge of completing a move to French giants Paris Saint Germain

Lionel Messi joins PSG… HERE WE GO! Total agreement completed on a two-years contract. Option to extend until June 2024. Salary around €35m net per season add ons included. 🇦🇷🇫🇷 #Messi

Messi has definitely accepted PSG contract proposal and will be in Paris in the next hours. pic.twitter.com/DiM5jNzxTA

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 10, 2021

The contract, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, will run for two years with a net salary of 35 million euros, with an option to extend the deal for a further year if desired.

Messi’s shirt number revealed? As per journalist Veronica Brunati, Messi will take the number 30 shirt at the French club, with that number being the one which he was handed his Barcelona debut wearing.

Lionel #Messi total agreement with PSG: two-years contract. Option to extend until June 2024. Salary around €35m net per season. He will be in Paris in the next hours. His flight in El Prat is prepared. Medical review will be done today. He will wear the “30” t-shirt.

— Veronica Brunati 💚 (@verobrunati) August 10, 2021

According to reports, Messi was offered the prestigious number 10 shirt by current occupier Neymar, but turned down the gesture from his former teammate.

Number 30 in Ligue 1 is usually reserved for goalkeepers, but it would not be surprising to see this change as players look to emulate one of the all-time greats in coming seasons.

Meanwhile, PSG have added Messi to a fantastic summer, which has already seen them sign Georgino Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma on free transfers, and add full-back Achraf Hakimi to their side also.

With such additions, there is no reason for them not to be lifting the prestigious Champions League trophy this season.

Read more: Tottenham confident of completing move for Japanese defender Jadon Sancho releases heartfelt farewell video to Borussia Dortmund This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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