Messi’s PSG move: A higher salary than Neymar and a three-year deal
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Unless there is another surprise to come, Lionel Messi’s future lies at the Parc des Princes with Paris Saint-Germain. Since his Barcelona exit was confirmed on Thursday, the French side have been working on signing the Argentine.
PSG have been determined to seize the opportunity that has presented itself, and Messi is set to sign for the the 2019/20 Champions League’s runners-up.
According to L’Equipe, the French club have a contract ready for Messi for three years, with the last of those being optional. Messi will earn an annual net salary of 40 million euros, more than Neymar’s 35 million euros.
“It’s a little less than what the French club were willing to offer in the past,” L’Equipe wrote. “But it fits with the player’s demands and gives him at least two years.
“A meeting between PSG and the player’s representatives is set for Sunday.”
Renewing Mbappe, still a priority
With Kylian Mbappe’s contract renewal still something that PSG desperately want to resolve, the club are holding back with Messi to stay within their economic limits.
But a chance to sign Messi is too good to turn down, and Mauricio Pochettino spoke about the possibility on Friday.
His presentation on Tuesday
PSG expect to wrap the deal up soon and, according to Mundo Deportivo, he could be presented in Paris as early as Tuesday.