Following FC Barcelona’s announcement that Lionel Messi would no longer be with the club after Shawn Vivo, the entire football world immediately began speculating about Argentina’s next destination. According to his recent social media posts, the brother of the Emir of Qatar has claimed that Messi will join Paris Saint-Germain.
Fans expected Barcelona to formally announce the extension of Messi’s contract on Thursday, but they received the exact opposite. However, it looks like they won’t have to wait long to learn about Argentina’s international future.
Just 24 hours after Barcelona’s announcement, PSG owner’s brother Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani took to Twitter to share some interesting news. He claimed that negotiations between the six-time Ballon d’Or winner and the French lunatic had ended.
In a post showing a picture of Messi wearing a PSG kit, Thani said, “Negotiations are officially over, and we will announce #Messi #ParisSaintGermain later.”
In fact, while most people expected Messi to stay in Barcelona, everyone looked to Paris as soon as it was confirmed that his new contract had not been approved by the Catalan lunatics. Manchester City may have been the only other club to actually sign the Copa Am فrica winner, but PSG have always been the top contenders.
City manager Pep Guardiola himself admitted on Friday that his team was not in the race for the required signature. In contrast, PSG players want to include Messi in the Parsi des Princes. Last season, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman even liked Angel Di Maria when he talked about the possible move of his then-captain to Paris.
Above all, Messi was photographed spending the night with Neymar Jr. and a handful of other PSG players a few days ago, which led to more rumors. It looks like the posts have now confirmed all the speculations. It has been a really hot summer for PSG since signing former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
Ramos and Messi have won eight UEFA Champions League titles between them, and PSG are hoping to win the cup in Paris.