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Messi officially joins PSG, says club’s vision in harmony with his ambitions



Lionel Messi has officially joined French club Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal following his depature from Barcelona.

The Argentine, who left Barca on Sunday after a news conference where he confirmed his exit, signed a deal that also has the option of keeping him a third year.

“I am impatient to start a new chapter of my career in Paris,” said Messi

“The club and its vision are in perfect harmony with my ambitions.

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“I know how talented the players and staff are here. I am determined to build, alongside them, something great for the club and for the fans. I can’t wait to set foot on the Parc des Princes pitch.”

Messi scored a record 672 goals in 778 games for Barca in the 21-year period he spent at the club.

The striker has won the Ballon d’Or a record six times and lifted 35 trophies, including four Champions League titles.

He becomes PSG’s fourth free-transfer signing this summer after the arrivals of Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, Spain defender Sergio Ramos and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

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