Lionel Messi Closing On Two-Year, £50m PSG Deal – Report
Next week, the 34-year-old is likely to sign a two-year contract worth £25 million per year after taxes, with an option for a third year.
Due to “financial and structural hurdles,” Barcelona was unable to fulfil a new deal with Messi that had been agreed upon with the player.
Messi’s compatriot Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG soon emerged as the frontrunners for his signature, bringing him back together with former Barcelona teammate Neymar.
PSG believes they have a decent chance of signing him and can afford to do so without breaking any Financial Fair Play restrictions.
This summer, free transfers Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, and Georginio Wijnaldum have already arrived at the Parc des Princes.
Messi, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, had been a free agent since July 1 after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract with Barcelona before his previous deal expired on June 30.
Messi has spent his entire career at Barcelona, rising through the ranks of the club’s academy before making his senior debut in 2003, scoring 672 goals in 778 matches.