Messi 30 paris t Shirt So, it’s really happening. After spending two decades with FC Barcelona, soccer superstar Lionel Messi has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract (with an option for a third year).
Messi’s departure from FC Barcelona wasn’t necessarily his choice, but FCB’s financial mismanagement left it impossible to re-sign Messi while adhering to financial fair play, La Liga regulations and Spanish law. That law prohibited Messi from taking a pay cut exceeding 50 percent of his previous year’s salary.
All that financial whirlwind eventually led to the scene in Paris on Tuesday where Messi arrived at Le Parc des Princes in a motorcade. He was also ready to sport a new number.