- Lionel Messi officially joined Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain ending his two-decade stay at Barcelona
- The 34-year-old was mobbed upon arrival in Paris as thousands of supporters thronged the airport as well as the Parc des Princes
- Messi has expressed delight after signing a two-year deal, saying he is very happy to join the club
After putting pen to paper on a two-year deal, Lionel Messi has stated that he is delighted to join a huge club like Paris Saint-Germain, Rock Hill Herald reports.
The French giants signed the Argentine on a free transfer after he completed his medical in Paris on Tuesday, August 10.
Twenty-four hours later, Messi was presented to the media in a news conference at the Parc des Princes stadium.
He will now play alongside former teammate Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Ramos.
Messi said via Yahoo:
“It’s been a very hard move after so many years, it was a difficult change after so much time, but the moment I arrived here I felt very happy.
“I’m going to play with best players, it’s very nice, it’s incredible to be able to experience this," he added.
While PSG had to pay 222 million euros (then $261 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona in 2017, there was no transfer fee for Messi.
PSG gains millions of followers after Messi arrival
TUKO.co.ke earlier reported that Paris Saint-Germain are already benefitting from Lionel Messi's transfer to Parc des Princes as fans have flooded their Instagram handle.
The Argentine international made a big summer move to the French giants after cutting ties with his boyhood club Barcelona.
The 34-year-old was unable to renew his contract due to the strict financial rules set by La Liga that brought a premature end to his 21-year reign at Camp Nou.
The French giants had 19.8million followers on Instagram and it surged to 42 million in the last 24 hours after Messi signed for the oil-rich club.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner will reportedly be making €35million per season in the next two years with an option to extend a further year.
Source: Sports Brief News