Lionel Messi has reached a ‘total agreement’ to join Paris Saint-Germain and he will fly into the French capital on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports in France.
Daily newspaper L’Equipe have detailed that Messi has ironed out his contract with the French giants and will put pen to paper on a two-year contract – with the option of a further year.
Their report adds that Messi will arrive in Paris ahead of medical checks and a welcome press conference is slated to take place at the club’s Parc des Princes stadium as early as Wednesday.
Suggestions earlier on Tuesday that Barcelona had made a frantic last-gasp attempt to keep Messi have been dispelled by the player’s representatives.
Sources close to negotiations have re-affirmed that Barcelona could not afford to keep Messi even if he stayed for free as, even without him, they are above the wage cap for LaLiga this season.
For that reason they did not attempt to persuade Messi to drop his salary.