Lionel Messi joins Paris Saint-Germain
In a move that kicked off an absolute circus of a transfer window, Lionel Messi left Barcelona in controversial circumstances after the club could not afford to renew his contract.
LATEST NEWS | Leo #Messi will not continue with FC Barcelona
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 5, 2021
Within a week, the Argentine joined Paris Saint-Germain on an initial two-year deal, with an option for a third.
A new 💎 in Paris!
PSGxMESSI ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/scrp1su9a6
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 10, 2021
The 34-year-old forward, widely considered as the best in the world, has only made one substitute appearance for Mauricio Pochettino’s side thus far, when he linked up with Kylian Mbappe.
PSG director Leonardo: “Real Madrid’s offer for Mbappé wasn’t good enough, and there no other offers. New contract? We do not imagine our future without him, I don’t see him leaving at the end of the season”, he told Canal + 🔴🇫🇷 #Mbappé #PSG
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 14, 2021
And Mbappe, the subject of bids from Real Madrid on deadline day, has since remained at PSG against the odds, meaning he will enjoy a full season with Messi at the very least, which could convince him to remain at the Parc des Princes beyond the end of his current deal.
Messi, Neymar and Mbappe set to link up against Club Brugge
Messi, Neymar and Mbappe are ready to be unleashed for the first time 😍
Who’s ready to watch them in action? pic.twitter.com/W3qFsxByRK
— Goal (@goal) September 15, 2021
This would mark the first time that the three have played together since they were united in the summer, though Messi and Neymar played together at Barcelona. Could the trio become the best we have ever seen, even just for a season?
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.