Lionel Messi’s father and agent Jorge has confirmed that his son will be joining Paris Saint-Germain after his shock exit from Barcelona.
Jorge spoke briefly to reporters at Barcelona airport on Tuesday and confirmed what has seemed inevitable since Messi’s tearful farewell on Sunday.
Leo’s father Jorge Messi has just confirmed to La Sexta: “Yes, Leo’s gonna sign with Paris Saint-Germain today.”. ✈️ #Messi #PSG @mariagarridos— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 10, 2021
Messi’s camp working directly with PSG to plan for press conference and official unveiling on Wednesday... flying to Paris soon.
Messi senior was also asked if his son was sad and replied: “Haven’t you seen him?”
The Barcelona legend and his family have also been spotted at the airport ahead of a flight to the French capital.
Messi is expected to sign a two-year deal with the French side with the option to extend for another year. Reports suggest he’ll have a medical later today and will be officially presented on Wednesday.
There are also conflicting reports about what number he’ll wear at PSG. It seems like Messi has turned down Neymar’s offer of taking the No.10 and will either go for the No. 19 or the No. 30.