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Official: PSG Sign Messi

Paris Saint-Germain have officially announced the signing of Lionel Messi after he left FC Barcelona.

The French giants confirmed Messi’s arrival on Tuesday, just a few days after Barca confirmed they had to withdraw from negotiations with the player.

Messi has agreed to a two-year deal at PSG, with an option for another year, and it is understood to earn €35 million per season.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Chairman and CEO of Paris Saint-Germain said: “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.

“He has made no secret of his desire to continue competing at the very highest level and winning trophies, and naturally our ambition as a club is to do the same.

“The addition of Leo to our world class squad continues a very strategic and successful transfer window for the club. Led by our outstanding coach and his staff, I look forward to the team making history together for our fans all around the world.”

Messi leaves Barcelona after 17 years with the club, during which he made 778 appearances, scoring 672 goals and assisting in another 305. He was announced as PSG player late on Tuesday.