August 10, 2021 Lionel Messi arrives at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport with his wife Antonela and their children REUTERS

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi will sign with Paris St Germain on Tuesday, his father told reporters at Barcelona airport.

Asked whether his son would sign with the French club, Jorge Messi answered “yes”, confirming a report IN French newspaper L’Equipe.

His comments come after Messi arrived at Barcelona airport on Tuesday morning after reportedly reaching an agreement with Paris Saint Germain.

It was not possible to immediately confirm he was flying to Paris, though French newspaper L’Equipe has reported he is expected to land in the French capital to sign a contract with the Ligue 1 club later on Tuesday.

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Messi bade an emotional farewell to Barcelona on Sunday in a tearful press conference at the Camp Nou after the club were unable to finalise a new contract after his previous deal expired on June 30.

Messi with his father

The 34-year-old said joining PSG was “a possibility”.

If he completes a move to PSG, he will be reunited with former teammate Neymar, who left Barca for the Paris club in 2017 for a world record fee of 222 million euros.

 

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