Messi has reportedly agreed on a two-year contract at the Parc des Princes that includes the option for a third and will see him earn at least €25million (£21m) net per year, while he will also receive a €25m signing-on bonus, according to The Athletic.
The 34-year-old had signed a new five-year deal at Barcelona, who announced last week that they could not register him due to LaLiga’s strict salary cap rules. He said an emotional goodbye to the Catalans after 21 years, 34 major trophies and 672 goals in 778 appearances at a tearful press conference on Sunday.
Messi could make his PSG debut as soon as Saturday night, when Mauricio Pochettino’s side host Strasbourg in their second Ligue 1 fixture of the new season, looking to build on the opening 2-1 win at Troyes that followed their eight-year dominance of the Trophee des Champions being ended by a 1-0 defeat to Lille.
But in what number shirt will he play?
It is being reported by Get French Football News that Messi will take the no30 shirt at PSG, having supposedly rejected Neymar’s kind offer to take over his no10 as the former Barca team-mates reunite.