Lionel Messi will wear the No. 30 jersey — the same number he wore in his first two seasons with Barcelona before switching to No. 19 and then the prized No. 10, which Neymar gets to keep at PSG. After announcing officially that he has joined Paris Saint – Germain (PSG ) he said he is ‘extremely happy’ and is dreaming of winning the fifth Champion League title
Lionel Messi’s last European title with former side Barcelona was in 2015, while the Qatari-owned Parisians are yet to clinch the continent’s elite club competition.
“I have said my dream is to win another Champions League and I think I’m in the ideal place to have that chance and to do it,” he said as he was announced as a PSG player.
The 34-year-old claimed the last of his European titles with former side Barcelona in 2015, while the Qatari-owned Parisians are yet to clinch the continent’s elite club competition
No details of the deal were revealed, but sources with knowledge of the negotiations earlier told International News Agency AP that Messi is set to earn around 35 million euros ($41 million) net annually. The person said on condition of anonymity before the contract was signed.
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“I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain and we are proud to welcome him and his family to Paris,” PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. “He has made no secret of his desire to continue competing at the very highest level and winning trophies, and naturally our ambition as a club is to do the same.”
Messi’s arrival gives PSG formidable attacking options as he links up with France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe and Brazil forward Neymar.
Leo Messi: “I start a new phase in my life and i do it with all the motivation and desire to continue learning everyday. We will work to meet the goals of PSG.
Messi won every major honor with Barcelona and was granted a tearful exit news conference on Sunday to signal the end of an era. Only Cristiano Ronaldo in the current era challenges Messi’s status as an all-time great.