Lionel Messi Heading To Paris Saint Germain

Lionel Messi Heading To Paris Saint Germain

Since Barcelona announced Lionel Messi is not signing a contract extension on August 5th, people speculated about his future and what team he will play for next.

After less than a week of waiting, Messi has decided where he will lace up his cleats next. According to Fabrizio Romano, Paris Saint Germain is signing Lionel Messi to a two year contract. Messi has played for Barcelona since 2003.

During his time with Barcelona, Messi scored 474 goals and 217 assists in 520 La Liga games. In the Champions League, Messi has 120 goals and 42 assists in 148 games. Messi led Barcelona to win the La Liga 10 times, Copa Del Ray 7 times, and UEFA Champions League 4 times.

Outside of team success, Messi has won plenty of individual awards including the Ballon d’Or, La Liga Best Player, European Golden Shoe, Best FIFA Men’s Player, and most recently Copa America Golden Boot and Best Player.

With Messi signing with Paris Saint-Germain, he will play with former teammate Neymar. Before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, Neymar played for Barcelona with Messi for 4 seasons.

Before signing Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain has been busy in the summer transfer market signing Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Achraf Hakimi. While the team had to pay €60 Million to Inter Millan for Hakimi, Donnarumma, Wijnaldum, and Ramos were all free transfers.

With all the moves the team has made this transfer market, along with Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Ángel Di María, Mauro Icardi, and Ander Herrera, Paris Saint-Germain is looking to be one of the favorites to win the UEFA Champions League and Ligue 1. The team already won their first game in Ligue 1 on Saturday against Troyes 2-1.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Joan Monfort

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