Neymar announces Messi? Brazilian star appears to confirm his former Barcelona team-mate will sign for PSG as he posts ‘back together’ with a picture of them as the Argentine star flies into Paris to seal the deal
- Neymar has appeared to confirm his close friend Lionel Messi will be joining PSG
- The Argentine star has flown into Paris with his wife and children for a medical
- He will then sign a £1million-per-week, two-year deal after leaving Barcelona
- Messi and Neymar have remained close friends ever since the latter left for PSG
- He is expected to form a deadly attacking trio with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe
Neymar has appeared to confirm Lionel Messi will complete a sensational transfer to PSG on Instagram
Neymar has appeared to confirm Lionel Messi will complete a sensational transfer to Paris Saint-Germain as he posted a photo of them together alongside the caption ‘back together’.
The Argentine star has flown into Paris with his wife and children ahead of his medical with the French giants where he will sign a £1million-per-week, two-year deal.
Messi is currently a free agent after failing to agree terms on a new deal with Barcelona, who could not afford to pay him due to their current financial woes.
But Barcelona’s loss appears to be PSG’s gain and Messi is expected to form a formidable front line with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
As Messi’s camp prepares to put the finishing touches to his move, Neymar could not hide his excitement and seemingly confirmed the switch on Instagram.
The former Barcelona team-mates have remained close friends ever since Neymar left for PSG
He posted a picture of them together, saying ‘back together’ with a red and blue heart.
Messi and Neymar have remained close friends ever since the latter left for PSG in 2017. The Brazilian star has spoken frequently about his desire to play with the Argentine again one day.
Neymar and Messi spent four years together at the Nou Camp. They won two LaLiga titles, three Copa del Reys and a Champions League.
They formed a deadly partnership with Luis Suarez but the MSN trio was broken up when the Brazil star decided to join PSG in the summer of 2017 for a record €222 million (£187m) fee.
Messi was pictured at Barcelona airport alongside his wife Antonella and their three children, Thiago, eight, Mateo, five, and Ciro, three on Tuesday.
Messi got the better of Neymar and Brazil to win the Copa America in Rio de Janeiro last month
Messi was all smiles on a private jet alongside wife Antonella as they boarded a flight to Paris
PSG’s passionate fans gathered in large numbers on Tuesday in the hope of seeing Messi arrive
Antonella later posted a selfie alongside her husband as they sat on their private jet waiting to fly to France.
Sources at the French club confirmed Messi’s lawyers had been poring over the contract proposal since Sunday but gave it their approval on Tuesday morning.
The final points of negotiation were understood to have concerned the six-time Ballon d’Or winners image rights, as well as the breakdown of his wages and various bonuses.
Messi’s annual salary will be in the region of €63m (£53m), putting his earnings at just over £1m a week. He will sit in France’s highest tax bracket of 45 per cent, leaving his take-home pay at around £550,000 per week.
A press conference is set to take place on Wednesday at the Parc des Princes.