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World renowned football superstar Lionel Messi is heading for a new home in French giants, Paris Saint-Germain where he is set to re-join former Barcelona teammate Neymar.
This comes just 24 hours after the Argentina football magician parted ways with Spanish football heavyweights, Barcelona whom he had served with flying colours for almost his entire football career.
The Catalan outfit Thursday announced that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner was leaving the club following hitches over his abortive stay with the club.
However, 24 hours later, Messi has moved to end swirling speculation over his next employer with the star choosing to head to Paris to join PSG.
Media reports Friday linked Messi to the signing of a two-year deal with the French outfit.
Renowned French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi posted on Twitter Friday Messi’s handlers were keen to seal the deal in a flash.
“Lionel #Messi has chosen to join #PSG – 2 years + 1 on option for the contract – the club is looking to wrap up the signing over the weekend, and is set to meet with Jorge Messi in the next few hours,” he said.
Messi’s move to France is expected to ignite the French domestic league which has not been shy in hosting world class footballers.
He is set to join his one-time teammate Neymar who left Barcelona in 2017 to join PSG.
Together with Kylian Mbappe, the three could form a dream partnership that could deliver glory to the ambitious French side.
However, Messi’s move to PSG has been welcomed by some who feel this was an anti-climax to an illustrious football career spanning over decades.
“He’s joined an irrelevant club. All cash, no class. Very few meaningful trophies. Easy out. Unsurprising from him. Never liked a real challenge. Just a lazy decision,” said one football follower when news broke out the star was heading for France.
His move has been likened to that of fellow world football superstar and ex-Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo who has failed to replicate his sublime successes with the Spanish giants when he packed his backs for Serie A giants Juventus.