Lionel Messi is reportedly closing in on joining Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) ahead of Chelsea, with the move likely to be completed in the next few days.
According to reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Lionel Messi is on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain in the coming days.
The Argentine legend, who has shockingly departing Barcelona in the summer transfer window, is also reportedly a target for Chelsea.
Paris Saint-Germain are close to sign Leo Messi, confirmed. PSG are preparing the official contract until June 2023 to be submitted to Messi and his father Jorge in the next hours 🚨
Messi’s open to join PSG. Neymar was pushing in the last 24h. PSG are so, so confident. pic.twitter.com/WNRYJKCkjs
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2021
It was a news that came as nothing short of a bombshell. Lionel Messi is no longer a Barcelona player after financial and structural restrictions stopped the Blaugrana from securing his future.
So, even though both the Catalan outfit and Messi were intent on continuing their relationship, the departure has been forced upon them.
Hence, after over two decades at Barcelona, 17 of which came as a first-team talisman, it is time for Messi to embark on a new challenge at the ripe old age of 34.
His legendary figures at Barcelona read a staggering 672 goals and 305 assists in 778 appearances, making him the greatest player in the club’s history. Messi, though, has no shortage of suitors, with PSG and Chelsea hot on his trails.