Globaltimes Nigeria reports that Lionel Messi has reached an agreement on a two-year contract with Paris Saint Germain (PSG) over a transfer to the French soccer club, according to Sky Sports, adding he was due to arrive in Paris in the coming hours.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner had two other options after leaving Barcelona last week, but has chosen to move to the French club on a deal worth £25m per year after tax.
Messi was set to extend his 21-year stay at Barcelona by signing a new five-year deal this summer.
However, the club announced on Thursday that “financial and structural obstacles” meant the deal could not be completed, meaning Messi left as a free agent.
Messi, the 34-year-old record goalscorer for both Argentina and Barcelona, is one of the greatest players of all time.
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