“I can’t wait for the start of training, meeting with my teammates, technical staff. I am happy to be here”, - the footballer commented. His words are quoted by the French edition of Le Parisien.
He added that he intends to continue winning cups as part of the new team, including competing for the Champions League.
Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi did not name the new player's salary, so as not to shock the audience. Earlier it was noted that his salary in the new club could reach 35 million euros per season.
Recall that Messi played for the Spanish “Barcelona” for 18 years. After the end of his contract this summer, the athlete and the club could not agree on the extension of the contract due to the high cost of the player, despite the fact that both the club and the athlete himself really wanted it. Messi's salary at Barça was estimated at 75 million euros per year, which amounts to 110% of the club's income. Messi was willing to slash his salary ambitions in half to stay at the club, but even that wasn't enough. At a press conference on Messi's departure from Barça on August 8, Messiah could not hold back his tears.
With Paris Saint-Germain, Messi signed a two-year contract with a possible extension for another year. In the club, he will play under the 30th number.