Breaking: Wild celebration as thousands of fans rush to welcome Lionel Messi to PSG

Breaking: Wild celebration as thousands of fans rush to welcome Lionel Messi to PSG

  • Lionel Messi was welcomed by teeming PSG fans after arriving in Paris to seal his move to the club
  • The six-time Ballon d'Or winner waved to the fans waiting to see him finalise his two-year deal at the new club
  • Messi parted ways with Barcelona after committing 21 years of his career to their successes in the last one and a half decades

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Thousands of Paris Saint Germain fans trooped out to welcome Lionel Messi as the Argentine arrives to complete his two-year move to the French League giants.

The 34-year-old forward arrived in the French capital earlier today, two days after bidding an emotional farewell to his former teammates at Camp Nou.

He was scheduled to pen a new five-year deal with the Blaugrana a few days back but the financial rules imposed on clubs by La Liga made the deal impossible.

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Breaking: Wild celebration as thousands of fans rush to welcome Lionel Messi to PSG
PSG fans awaiting Lionel Messi's arrival earlier this week. Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP
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And the six-time Ballon d'Or winner peeped out of the window to wave to his adoring supporters who cannot wait to see him wear the club's jersey in crazy scenes.

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The Parisians have now posted a message on their official Instagram page suggesting they are on the verge of landing the enterprising attacker.

Sky Sports reports that the Argentine superstar will earn £25 million per annum after tax at his new club including bonuses. He will also have a chance to reunite with Neymar.

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The six-time Ballon d'Or winner officially left the club after spending 21 years at the Camp Nou and some fans did not take it lightly.

Supporters stood outside the Camp Nou where Messi was addressing the press and they also gathered outside his home on Monday, August 9, 2021.

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