Manchester United are reportedly interested in a shock swoop for Lionel Messi after the six-time Ballon d’Or winner left Barcelona following the expiration of his contract.
Messi agreed a 50 per cent pay cut to extend his 21-year stay at Barca but the club’s dire financial situation meant it was refused by La Liga.
The Blaugrana’s record goalscorer is now a free agent and widely expected to embark on a new chapter with Paris Saint-Germain in France.
#Tottenham are interested in Lionel Messi and have now made an offer.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) August 8, 2021
Afterhis emotional farewell on Sunday, Messi is still at his house despite reports stating he would be on his way to Paris to complete a medical and sign his contract with the Ligue One side.
Lionel Messi has been seen at his house in Barcelona looking relaxed ahead of his move to PSG
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 9, 2021
Anticipating the sensational signing to be made official imminently, excited PSG fans gathered at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and the Parc Des Princes.
PSG fans are gathered outside the Parc des Princes stadium to welcome Lionel Messi 🇦🇷👋 pic.twitter.com/sjGjzA5F6z
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 9, 2021
They may have to wait a couple of days but it is looking as though Messi will put pen to paper on an initial two-year contract with PSG, where he will reunite with former teammate Neymar.