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PSG CEO Al-Khelaifi happy to have Lionel Messi on board

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PSG CEO Al-Khelaifi happy to have Lionel Messi on board

PSG CEO Al-Khelaifi happy to have Lionel Messi on board

Paris Saint-Germain has officially completed the signing of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. The club has announced the transfer news on their official website stating, “Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the signing of Leo Messi on a two-year contract with an option of a third year.” PSG CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi has shared his words on acquiring the signature of the Argentine legend.

“The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is justifiably considered a legend of the game and a true inspiration for those of all ages inside and outside football,” read the statement on the club’s website. “The signing of Leo reinforces Paris Saint-Germain’s aspirations as well as providing the club’s loyal fans with not only an exceptionally talented squad, but also moments of incredible football in the coming years,” the statement added.

Football club PSG signed the 34-year-old on a salary of 35 million euros per year including bonuses. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Chairman and CEO of PSG said: “I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain and we are proud to welcome him and his family to Paris. He has made no secret of his desire to continue competing at the very highest level and winning trophies, and naturally our ambition as a club is to do the same. The addition of Leo to our world class squad continues a very strategic and successful transfer window for the club. Led by our outstanding coach and his staff, I look forward to the team making history together for our fans all around the world.”

Lionel Messi wanted to stay in Barcelona, he also agreed to accept a 50% pay cut but he had to leave the club due to financial problems. On joining PSG, Leo Messi said: “I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain. Everything about the club matches my football ambitions. I know how talented the squad and the coaching staff are here. I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I am looking forward to stepping out onto the pitch at the Parc des Princes.”

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