Football superstar Lionel Messi has praised Ligue 1 after moving to PSG.
Messi completed a shock move to the French giants from Barcelona. The move ended a 17-year association between the six-time Ballon d’Or winner and the Catalan club. This is also the second club Messi will play for.
After being unveiled as a PSG player, Messi spoke about his move, his new team, and the league he finds himself in. He was full of praise for Ligue 1, and told the world he was excited about this new challenge.
Messi ?? : “La Ligue 1 est un championnat qui a beaucoup progressé, avec l’aide du PSG. Les autres équipes progressent aussi pour pouvoir battre Paris. Je connais ce championant. Ce sera une expérience nouvelle. Je suis très heureux de pouvoir le découvrir.”— Hadrien Grenier (@hadrien_grenier) August 11, 2021
“Ligue 1 is a championship which has progressed a lot, with the help of PSG,” Messi said.
“The other teams are also progressing to be able to beat Paris. I know this league.
“It will be a new experience. I am very happy to be able to discover it,” he concluded.
Messi was forced to leave Barcelona under bizarre circumstances. Both the player and his boyhood club had come to an understanding, and had the contract ready. However, La Liga financial rules forced Barcelona to call off the signing, ending the story of the biggest one-club man in football history.
From Spain to France
Messi found himself in uncharted waters for the first time in his career. With Manchester City signing Jack Grealish and Chelsea in the hunt for Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku, the only other destination was PSG. Accordingly, the French club submitted him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Messi signed a two-year deal with the club, which will go on until 2023, while also haiving the option to extend it for a year. He has been reunited with longtime friend and teammate Neymar Jr. at PSG. He will also share the locker room with many world-class players like Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti and of course, Sergio Ramos.
One can only marvel at PSG’s transfer window success this year. It was already shaping up to be the best one in a long time. With the capture of Messi, it’s unprecedented in football history.