Argentine star Lionel Messi has been very clear in defining his main goal with his new team Paris Saint-Germain, which has been looking since 2011 to give the Paris Club management a new impetus in the direction of achieving this dream, to win the Champions League again.
Contrary to all expectations that Messi will not renew as a result of the pay levy rules imposed by the Spanish league following Barcelona’s shocking announcement last Thursday, things have accelerated, according to its chairman Jon LaBorte, and the biggest was Saint-Germain on Tuesday 34th Tuesday. In the free transfer agreement.
Now he has been wearing the Barcelona shirt for 21 years and has won all the titles with him, with Messi starting a new era of 30 in the French capital instead of the number 10.
“I told him my dream was to win another title in the Champions League, and I think (Saint-Germain) the right place to get it,” Messi told a news conference as he sat next to Saint-Germain’s Qatar president Nasser al-Khalifi.
Messi crowned his last fourth title with Barcelona in 2015, while Saint-Germain are looking for the title for the first time, and for this reason it is one of the most determined teams since the transfer of ownership. Qatar for sports investments in 2011.
On Tuesday, Messi signed his two-year contract with Saint-Germain, with the intention of extending it to a third year after his departure from Barcelona, with whom he won all possible titles at 10 and 4 in the Spanish league and 35 in all competitions in the Champions League.
Sadness and misery turn into happiness
During his presentation at the “Park des Princess” stadium, Messi said he was “very happy” to join Saint-Germain and “look forward to meeting my colleagues and staff to begin this new phase,” “leaving Barcelona after such a long time”. It was very difficult for me. “
In this regard he continued, “There was sadness and misery, and all of this became happier and happier as I joined Saint-Germain. After 21 years in Barcelona it is difficult to change, I now live happily in Paris Saint-Germain.
Al-Khalifa has welcomed the best player in the world six times, saying, “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.”
“We will not disappoint Paris Saint-Germain fans because we are creating a historic moment and serious work is now beginning.”
He also addressed the issue of Capital Club’s top scorer Kylian Mbabane, whose contract has not been renewed (expiring in the summer of 2022). ” There is nothing that can be done (except to be with the team). “
Saint-Germain appear to be an invincible team this season, at least on paper, with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos on a free transfer contract, and Dutch captain Giorgio Vijaldoom and Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnell on contract. And Moroccan star Agraf Hakimi from Inter Milan, Italy.
Of course, the financial strength of Saint-Germain and the relaxation of the rules of financial fair play for the European Football Confederation (UEFA) opened the door for the French capital club, especially Messi, to reach these deals.
“We respect the rules of the game of financial fairness and we are committed to the rules,” al-Khalifi stressed Wednesday, adding that “what we do in Saint-Germain is particularly reflected in the French capital.”
Pochettino’s presence played a key role in Messi’s decision
And in the last few hours there was a new talk on the possibility of Messi’s visit to the “Park des Princesses”, facilitating Mbappe’s exit to Real Madrid and the Spanish newspaper “AS” entitled “Mbappe, it is possible”.
But according to Calif., Mbappe, who moved to the Capital Club from Monaco in 2017, is now seeking a team that can win all possible titles, will now rejoin Messi, his former Barcelona teammate, and play under the supervision of his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino.
At his press conference, Messi touched on playing with Neymar again after being with the Catalan club from 2013 to 2017, and the Brazilian signed a ஒப்பந்த 222 million record deal with Saint-Germain, saying, “Neymar and I know each other. We hope we will be strong together as long as our team is all together .
Regarding playing under the supervision of his teammate Pochettino, he said, “I know coach Mauricio Pochettino very well. As an Argentine, he made things easy from the start. It was important to my decision.”
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