Lionel Messi remains in Barcelona and is yet to join a new club despite frantic situation that he’s about to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.
The captain was spotted looking pretty relaxed at home after a day of speculation that even had some reporters claiming he’d left Barcelona and was flying to Paris
Lionel Messi has been spotted at his house in Barcelona - after rumours emerged that he was already on his way to Paris to sign for PSG. pic.twitter.com/gVMqUt2caz— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 9, 2021
Messi also reportedly had Luis Suarez around later in the day for a game of paddle tennis as the cameras continued to camp outside his home.
The rumors that Messi is going to France had PSG fans out in force at the airport and outside the stadium in the hope of catching a sight of the GOAT.
PSG fans are gathered outside the Parc des Princes stadium to welcome Lionel Messi pic.twitter.com/sjGjzA5F6z— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 9, 2021
It still seems Messi will end up with Mauricio Pochettino’s team with the latest updates suggesting the 34-year-old is reviewing PSG’s offer.
Reports in France say there is “optimism” a deal will be done but also warn that “everything can change from one moment to another.”
Back in Spain the word is that there is “still no total OK” even though it’s assumed Messi will be joining PSG.
The GOAT is not expected to travel to France until the deal has been wrapped up and doesn’t want to rush his decision even though PSG are pressing to complete the signing.