Lionel Messi Agrees Deal with Paris Saint Germain Days After Barcelona Exit

Lionel Messi Agrees Deal with Paris Saint Germain Days After Barcelona Exit, Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
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  • Messi has reportedly agreed a two-year deal with the PSG days after a shock exit from Barcelona
  • The deal is subject to a medical, with both parties agreeing on majority of contract details
  • Sport columnist Guillem Balague made the announcement on Tuesday, August 10, saying "it is done"

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Lionel Messi is on the verge of joining Paris Saint Germain after reportedly agreeing a deal with the French giants.

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Lionel Messi has agreed to join Paris Saint Germain and the deal is done, subject to a medical. Photo by Eric Alonso.
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Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, as well as BBC Sport columnist Guillem Balague. confirmed the deal adding that the Argentine will earn around €35 million (KSh 4.4 billion) net per season including add ons.

"It's all been confirmed. Lionel Messi is going to be a PSG player," Balague said on BBC Radio 5.

The French League giants have an option to extend the contract of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner by a year until the summer of 2024.

Messi, who said his emotional goodbyes to his teammates at Camp Nou will now fly to Paris in the next hours to undergo a medical and finalise the deal.

The 2021 Copa America winner will now reunite with Neymar who also joined PSG in a world record fee worth over €200 million in 2017.

Both players inspired Barca to their last Champions League glory in 2015 and their alliance could see them guide the Parisians to their first European glory.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and