Lionel Messi is reportedly close to joining Paris Saint-Germain.
It’s been an eventful 24 hours in Lionel Messi’s life and football in general. After it was announced that he would not be continuing with FC Barcelona, club president Laporta came out and confirmed that Messi will indeed be playing elsewhere.
Since the news broke, rumors began circulating about where Messi would indeed be playing this season. While last season it appeared to be a two horse race between PSG and Manchester City, this time around, it’s only one.
Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as the sole club that Messi would be interested in joining. According to several reports, PSG are already in negotiations with Messi’s entourage.
In addition, TNT Sports in Argentina have reported that either Friday or Saturday, Messi will take his private plane to Nice, France where he will meet with PSG to discuss his transfer.
Messi has reportedly been offered the number 10 shirt by Neymar should he join. Reliable transfer man Fabrizio Romano has tweeted that negotiations are progressing well and that PSG are convinced that they can sign him.
If the transfer were to happen, Messi would play alongside Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, two players that were also part of the Argentina Copa America winning team. Mauro Icardi is another Argentine at the club with Mauricio Pochettino at the helm.
There are also rumors that PSG have reserved the Eiffel Tower on August 10.