PSG favourites to sign Lionel Messi

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PSG have emerged as the favourites to sign Lionel Messi, with reports that he will sign a two-year deal with them next week

PSG have emerged as the favourites to sign Lionel Messi, as he is reportedly on the verge of signing a two-year deal with the French club, with the Argentine legend allegedly being offered £25m (€29.4m) a year, after tax, having left FC Barcelona yesterday in a shock exit, when the Catalan club failed to fulfil the terms of his new contract, due to new financial restrictions imposed by LaLiga bosses in Spain, according to Sky Sports.

They are of course managed by fellow Argentine, Mauricio Pochettino, who only last week told reporters that if Messi became available then the Paris club would do all it can to secure his signature, enabling him to link up once again with his former Barcelona teammate, the Brazilian, Neymar, plus his international teammates – with whom he won the Copa America recently – Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti, and Leandro Paredes.

The Paris club is not short of funds, as they are owned by the ruler of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, through the closed shareholders Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), but they must work within the Financial Fair Play rules, and have already signed Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool, Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid, and Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan, all on free transfers.

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