Lionel Messi has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with French club, Paris Saint-Germain.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner agreed to a two-year deal reportedly worth about $41 million a year. The deal includes an option to extend by a year with bonuses factored in, according to The Associated Press.
The Barca star was initially set to sign a new five-year contract to extend his 21-year stay with the club.
Swimming in debt, Barcelona could no longer afford to keep their star player and Paris Saint-Germain was quick to make their move for the 34-year-old even though the deal is set to cost the club a lot.
Messi arrived in Paris on Tuesday afternoon to seal his move to the French club, even though he stated that he “did everything” he could to remain at the club, including agreeing to a 50-per-cent wage cut.
What you should know
- In 2017, Qatari-owned PSG bought Messi’s close friend and former teammate, Neymar for 222 million euros.
- The move is expected to strengthen PSG’s attack with the option of Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Ángel Di María.