World stunned as Messi transfers to PSG
Football transfers has been an integral part of of any person who follows the game of football, however there are a few players who has never been part of the transfer market, the likes of Totti, Iniesta, Xavi are seen less these days. the biggest summer transfer this year was expected to be the transfer of sergio ramos to PSG, no one had ever thought of seeing the Real Madrid legend play for any other club. The news of Sergio Ramos’s transfer was hard to swallow when out of nowhere Barcelona informed the world about their failure to renew Messi’s contract due to La Liga’s financial policy. All of a sudden a lot of speculations were made as to where Lionel Messi will play next with Manchester City was previously the front runners to sign Messi last season when Messi wanted to leave, however, due to the signing of Jack Grealish this season they were out of the race and only one club was financially capable to sign Messi. PSG was into negotiations with Messi as soon as the news of him not renewing his contract with Barcelona.
Lionel Messi started his Footballing career with Barcelona and in the next 17 years became a club legend being the highest goalscorer, most assists and making most appearance for the club. “Messi at Barcelona” is the modern soccer history. Everything else is secondary to the tale. The team itself revolutionized the way soccer was played at the highest level. Barcelona possessed the ball at never-before-seen levels—even against the best teams in the world—thanks to a group of players and coaches who valued small-space skill and off-the-ball movement. They won the Champions League three times: in 2009, 2011 and 2015. And, despite the presence of Real Madrid, the world’s other richest club, they won the Spanish league title eight times between 2009 and 2019. The main reason all of that passing worked was that Barcelona had Messi. “He’s better than you with his right foot, left foot, and head,” Xavi, the legendary Barcelona midfielder and poster boy for the pass-and-pass-and-pass-somemorephilosophy, said. Messi appeared in 519 La Liga matches during his 17 seasons at Barcelona. He had 474 goals and 193 assists in his career. He’s also the best passer, dribbler, and free-kick shooter in the league. He completes the most dribbles, plays the most through balls, and finds the most passes into the penalty area of any player. Messi would be the best player in the world if he only scored goals and assisted on others’ goals. But he also does all of the small tasks that come before the final pass or shot, and he does them better than anyone else.
With a stunning record of 672 objectives, PSG has signed a player who will surely be considered to be Barcelona’s biggest ever player, unlikely to be broken in the near or far future. Messi contributed to a total of 34 trophies, including four Champions League and ten League titles, as he emerged as a 17-year-old in 2004 from the club’s academy. Argentine’s wide experience and insatiable hunger, both for domestic and European major silverware could prove invaluable to PSG. With Messi ready to form a mouth-watering front three alongside Neymar and World Cup champion Mbappe, head coach Mauricio Pochettino will be expected to win the Ligue1 title back from Lille and take the club all the way to Europe.
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