Soccer-Messi on verge of joining PSG, reports L'Equipe

7/8/2021 12:01:00 AM

Soccer-Messi on verge of joining PSG, reports L'Equipe

Soccer-Messi on verge of joining PSG, reports L'Equipe

Lionel Messi is set to join Paris St Germain after Barcelona were forced to let their Argentine talisman go as they could not afford to give him a new contract under La Liga's salary limit rules, L'Equipe reported on Friday.Earlier on Friday, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino said Messi was an 'option' tha

Lionel Messi is set to join Paris St Germain after Barcelona were forced to let their Argentine talisman go as they could not afford to give him a new contract under La Liga's salary limit rules, L'Equipe reported on Friday.Earlier on Friday, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino said Messi was an "option" that was being evaluated by the Ligue 1 club.

A move to PSG would reunite Messi, who has officially been a free agent since July 1, with his former Barcelona team mate Neymar.On Thursday, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner left Barcelona despite both parties having reached an agreement over a new contract, citing economic and structural obstacles to the renewal of the deal.

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LinkedIn Lionel Messi is set to join Paris St Germain after Barcelona were forced to let their Argentine talisman go as they could not afford to give him a new contract under La Liga's salary limit rules, L'Equipe reported on Friday.LinkedIn For the second time in a month football dominated both the front and back pages of newspapers in Argentina as a shocked nation dissected the news that Lionel Messi was leaving Barcelona.LinkedIn MADRID: Argentina striker Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona despite both parties having reached an agreement over a new contract, the La Liga club said on Thursday (Aug 5), citing economic and structural obstacles to the renewal of deal.LinkedIn LONDON : The departure of six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi from Barcelona has confirmed what many fans have feared for years - star player wages are now so stratospheric that they risk bankrupting even the grandest clubs.

Earlier on Friday, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino said Messi was an "option" that was being evaluated by the Ligue 1 club. A move to PSG would reunite Messi, who has officially been a free agent since July 1, with his former Barcelona team mate Neymar. Following Diego Maradona's death last year, Messi is the best-known face in Argentine sport and a category apart for the country's media. On Thursday, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner left Barcelona despite both parties having reached an agreement over a new contract, citing economic and structural obstacles to the renewal of the deal. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled. The 34-year-old was expected to sign a new five-year deal with the Catalan club, which would have included a salary reduction of 50per cent. Most also have one exclusively for Messi, such is the volume of news he generates. Barcelona president Joan Laporta said on Friday that the club was forced to let Messi leave because his high wages coupled with strict La Liga financial rules could have jeopardised its future."The club is above everything - even above the best player in the world," Laporta said.

Messi had tried to leave Barcelona in August 2020, making a formal request for an exit after a breakdown in his relationship with then president Josep Maria Bartomeu but successor Laporta, who presided over the Argentine's rise to greatness, convinced him to stay. Broadcaster TyC Sports had 14 Messi-related stories on their home page; the normally staid La Nacion and sports newspaper Ole had seven each. The 34-year-old was reported to sign a new five-year deal. Messi has spent his entire professional career at Barcelona, having joined the club's youth set-up aged 13, and went on to score 672 goals in 778 games across all competitions since making his debut in 2003. PSG have been busy in the off-season, having already brought in Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan, Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid and Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool, all on free transfers. Some even had correspondents reporting live from outside Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium. Full back Achraf Hakimi was signed from Inter Milan. Source: Reuters/jt. They will begin their new Ligue 1 campaign at newly promoted Troyes on Saturday. La Liga chief Javier Tebas said last month that Barcelona, who have a total debt of more than 1 billion euros (US$1.6 billion euros (US$6.

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar) Source: Reuters .