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Messi Agrees to Join Paris Saint-Germain, Flies to France

Lionel Messi cries at the start of a press conference at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 8, 2021.

Lionel Messi finalized agreement on his Paris Saint-Germain contract and was flying to France on Tuesday to complete the move that confirms the end of a career-long association with Barcelona.

The 34-year-old Argentina star has agreed a two-year deal with the option for a further season, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.  

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the contract ahead of it being signed and the official announcement.