- Jay Jay Okocha has delivered a brilliant response to news that superstar Lionel Messi will earn £1 million (about N571million) every week at Paris St-Germain
- Messi departed Barcelona after 20 years and will now feature for the French giants having signed a two-year-deal with the club
- According to Okocha, his days as a footballer came too early; and if he earned such amount, he would have remained in France
Following reports that Argentine legend Lionel Messi will take home of £1 million (about N571million) every week at Paris St-Germain, Super Eagles legend Jay Jay Okocha has made a brilliant reaction.
Okocha scored 12 Ligue 1 goals for PSG where he was a midfielder between 1998 and 2002 when he was in the peak of his career.
Jay Jay stated that his footballing days came too early in his reaction to the ridiculous amount Messi will earn upon joining the French giants.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner played a total of 778 games in 20 years for Barcelona winning 35 trophies, including 10 La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and numerous personal records, BBC reports.
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Skillful player, Okocha, who remains one of Nigeria’s greatest player of all time in a phone chat with Nigerian outlet Guardian claimed that his time as a footballer came too early.
“I came too early and Messi came at the right time. If I was paid such amount of money in my playing days, maybe I would have stayed back in France forever.
“I wouldn’t have thought of coming to Nigeria.”
The magical Okocha joined PSG from Fenerbahce in 1998 on a Nigerian transfer record fee of £12.4 million, which was the highest by an African player at that time. He left PSG for Bolton Wonderers in England in 2002 on a free transfer.
Messi delighted to reunite with Neymar
Lionel Messi has however stated that he cannot wait to play alongside his former Barcelona teammate Neymar and France striker Kylian Mbappe in the Paris Saint-Germain attack.
The 34-year-old was officially unveiled in Paris in front of thousands of fans after ending the speculation about his future club. And the Argentine superstar is eager to get into gear with PSG's attack comprising Neymar and Mbappe.
Lukaku closing in on Cheslea switch
Legit.ng earlier reported that Frank Lampard believes Chelsea will not have an easy challenge for the Premier League title despite landing the signing of Romelu Lukaku.
The Blues have already agreed to a £97.5million transfer deal for the Inter Milan forward and he could be unveiled in the coming days.
Lukaku has since undergone a successful medicals in Milan and he is now due to fly to London to seal the transfer.