Following his stunning exit from FC Barcelona, football sensation Lionel Messi has signed for French club Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi. Image Credit: Aljazeera
PSG, which is owned by Qatar, announced on Tuesday evening that Messi has signed a two-year contract with a third-season option. On Wednesday morning, the club conducted a press conference.
The move occurred just days after Messi said his final goodbyes to his previous team.
PSG quoted Messi as stating, "I am eager to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain." “I am motivated to contribute to the creation of something exceptional for the club and the supporters, and I am excited to take the field at the Parc des Princes.”
Messi, 34, is nearing the end of his playing career, yet he is still largely regarded as one of, if not the finest, footballers on the planet. Despite the fact that Barcelona finished third in La Liga last season, their worst position since 2008, Messi remained the division's leading scorer with 30 goals in 35 games.
He is one of the few individuals capable of bolstering PSG's attacking talent, which includes Kylian Mbappé of France and former team mate Neymar of Barcelona. PSG, who has never won the Champions League, will put a lot of pressure on Messi to win it. In 2020, the club lost in the final to Bayern Munich of Germany.