Lionel Messi to PSG CONFIRMED after celebrity jets into Paris, followers flock to airport and Barcelona take away mural
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have introduced the signing of Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
The 34-year-old has flown to Paris to finish the take care of lots of of followers flocking to the native airport to greet the celebrity.
Lionel Messi has joined Paris Saint-GermainCredit: Reuters
PSG confirmed the signing by way of a social media video
An image of Messi’s No10 Argentina shirt was included within the video
Lionel Messi has simply landed in Paris together with his spouse AntonelaCredit: Instagram @antonelaroccuzzo
The celebrity arrived at El Prat airport in Barcelona on TuesdayCredit: Reuters
Paris Saint-Germain followers flock to the airport to welcome MessiCredit: EPA
Barcelona have taken down a mural of Messi on the Nou CampCredit: Reuters
Messi’s arrival was introduced on Tuesday afternoon after a frantic and interesting day in European soccer.
PSG confirmed the signing by sharing a teasing video on social media, containing Messi’s Argentina shirt and 6 Ballon d’Or awards.
Passionate PSG supporters arrived at Le Bourget airport on Tuesday morning to catch a glimpse of the footballing legend.
There have been additionally loads of followers on the membership’s Parc des Princes stadium and on the streets of Paris as Messi appeared within the French capital.
The four-time Champions League winner waved to his adoring supporters from a window at Le Bourget airport carrying a Paris prime.
Messi’s contract is but to be formally introduced nevertheless it’s believed to be a two-year take care of the choice of a 3rd.
Messi and his dad Jorge had been seen passing by means of El Prat airport in Barcelona as they headed to Paris.
Jorge had reportedly confirmed the switch on Tuesday morning, telling the press: “Leo’s going to signal with PSG as we speak.”
Messi’s spouse Antonela Roccuzzo then posted a snap of her alongside her husband on board a jet.
In direction of a brand new journey collectively.
Lionel Messi’s spouse Antonela Roccuzzo on Instagram
Timeline: Messi joins PSG
10:56am: Barcelona start to take away a mural of Messi on the Nou Camp forward of his departure.
11:00am: Rumours on social media counsel Messi will fly from Barcelona to Paris on Tuesday to finish a free switch.
11:53am: Messi’s father Jorge reportedly confirms the participant will signal for PSG on Tuesday.
12:00pm: Dozens of PSG followers arrive at Le Bourget airport in Paris to greet Messi after listening to the information.
12:21pm: Messi and his household arrive at El Prat airport in Barcelona to fly to the French capital.
12:23pm: PSG followers and the press start to reach on the membership’s Parc des Princes stadium.
1:07pm: Dozens of cops are noticed at Le Bourget as numbers develop to welcome Messi.
1:53pm: Messi’s spouse Antonela Roccuzzo shares a photograph of the couple on a aircraft heading to Paris.
2:20pm: Brazilian celebrity Neymar proclaims Messi will signal for PSG on Instagram.
2:40pm: PSG confirms the signing of Messi.
2:57pm: Messi waves to followers at Le Bourget.
3:29pm: PSG affirm a press convention can be held on Wednesday, August 11 at 10am.
Followers additionally turned up at Le Bourget airport on Sunday after rumours the participant was as a result of land in France circulated on social media.
However they’ve lastly gotten the possibility to say bonjour to Messi and he’s anticipated to be formally unveiled at a press convention on Wednesday at 10am (UK time).
Messi mentioned adios to his adoring Barcelona supporters in an emotional press convention on Sunday.
Hypothesis of a shock u-turn was quashed when the Spanish giants started eradicating a mural of their former captain on the Nou Camp.
Money-strapped Barca launched Messi after a wage cap ensured the LaLiga membership could not supply him a brand new deal, regardless of the participant wanting to remain.
Spanish legislation ensured Messi could not play without spending a dime, with new contracts required to be a minimal of fifty per cent of the earlier wage.
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Jorge Messi reportedly confirmed the switch on Tuesday MorningCredit: AFP
Messi arrived on the airport together with his familyCredit: Alamy
The Argentine celebrity travelled with luggageCredit: AFP
There was heavy safety at Le Bourget airport forward of Messi’s arrivalCredit: Reuters
Followers had been additionally ready at PSG’s stadiumCredit: AFP
And one other Spanish legislation will deny Barcelona the possibility to retire the participant’s well-known No10 shirt following his departure.
Messi is predicted to earn a whopping £650,000-A-WEEK at PSG, making him the membership’s highest earner.
He’s additionally set to put on the No30 shirt in Paris – the quantity he wore when he made his skilled debut towards Espanyol in October 2004.
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Messi mentioned an emotional goodbye to Barca on SundayCredit: AP
His mural on the Nou Camp has disappearedCredit: Reuters
Employees take away image of Lionel Messi from mural exterior of Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium