Paris Saint-Germain have announced that Lionel Messi is their new player with a video released the moment his plane landed.
Thousands of fans were gathered at the airport waiting for the private jet to arrive after he left Barcelona, watching him wave as he wore a white T-Shirt with the club motto on it: Ici c’est Paris (This is Paris)
The Argentina international is due to sign a two-year contract with option for a third season, believed to be worth €40m per year.
Before he’d even undergone a medical, PSG released a video showing Messi putting pen to paper and calling him ‘a new diamond in Paris.’
There have been reports the club reserved the Eiffel Tower to make the big media presentation of their Ballon d’Or winner, who arrives as a free agent after Barcelona were unable to provide him with a new contract, even with a 50 per cent pay cut.
Although his former Barcelona teammate Neymar was seemingly happy to give up the Number 10 jersey, the clip shows the dressing room with both Neymar’s 10 and Kylian Mbappé 7 hanging up.
Among his new teammates will be Italy internationals Marco Verratti and Gianluigi Donnarumma, the latter also joining as a free agent after he left Milan.