Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest footballer of all time. The Argentinian superstar has won countless trophies and awards and has broken numerous records. He wowed fans and opponents alike with his skill and goals. But Messi isn’t done yet. He’s still writing his story and has some exciting chapters ahead.
Messi transfer to PSG
One of the biggest shocks in the summer transfer window was Messi’s departure from Barcelona. It’s the club he joined when he was 13 and spent his entire professional career. After 21 years, 672 goals, and 34 titles with the Catalan giants, Messi was forced to leave the club due to financial problems and the La Liga salary cap.
Messi has agreed a new contract with Barcelona. However, the club was unable to enroll him without exceeding the league’s spending limit. As a result, Messi became a free agent and received offers from several clubs, including Manchester City, Chelsea, and Inter Milan. But in the end, he settled on French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), who have followed him for many years.
Messi has signed a two-year contract with PSG with an option for a third year, reportedly worth €35 million per season. He also received a signing bonus of €25 million. Messi will wear the number 30 jersey he wore on his Barcelona debut in 2004. Messi says he is sad to leave Barcelona But he is looking forward to a new challenge in Paris. He also said he is looking forward to playing alongside his former teammate Neymar and friend Kylian Mbappe to form a formidable attacking trio to rival anyone in history.
Messi’s Copa America Triumph
Ahead of his move to PSG, Messi had another reason to celebrate. In the end, he won his first major international trophy for Argentina. After losing four finals with his national team (2014 World Cup, 2007, 2015, and 2016 Copa America), Messi won the final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in July 2021. Beat Brazil, beat Janeiro 1, and finally the Copa America trophy. -0.
Messi has contributed to Argentina’s season, scoring four goals and providing five assists in seven games. He also won the Player of the Tournament Award and the Golden Boot Award. When the final whistle blew, he was hugged and congratulated on his performance by Neymar, as well as teammates and coaches.
Messi said winning the Copa America was a dream come true, dedicating it to his family, his country, and the late Argentinian legend Diego Maradona, who inspired him as a child. He also said he hopes the title will bring joy and hope to the Argentine people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Messi’s World Cup ambitions
Messi has added a Copa America to his impressive trophy case. Among them are 7 Ballon d’Or (most of any player), 6 European Golden Shoes (most of any player), 4 Champions League winners (most of any player), and La Liga (most of any South American player). 10 wins (the most for a foreign player).
However, he still has one trophy to win. World Cup. Messi nearly won when Argentina reached the final in 2014 but lost 1-0 to Germany after extra time. He also starred in the 2006, 2010, and 2018 editions, but failed to reach the semi-finals.
Messi has another chance to win the World Cup in 2022 when Qatar will host the World Cup for the first time. Argentina has already qualified for the finals and is leading the South American qualifying group with six wins and three draws from nine matches. Messi has scored 7 goals and recorded 4 assists in these games.
Messi will turn 35 during the World Cup, which could be his last chance to win the World Cup. The player said he wasn’t sure if he would retire from his national team after the tournament, but he wanted to finish his career on a good note. He also said he believes Argentina has a strong team that can compete with anyone.
Messi is already widely regarded as one of the greatest, if not the best, players of all time. He won more individual awards than any other player, scored more goals than any other player for a single club, and led his club and country to glory as captain. He has also been praised for his humility, generosity, and, sportsmanship both on and off the pitch.
With his talent, passion, and his love of the game, Messi has inspired millions of fans and young players around the world. We are also involved in a variety of humanitarian and social causes, including supporting children’s education, health, and rights through our foundations and UNICEF.
Messi is not just a legend, he is a phenomenon. He is a one-time player who continues to make history and push the boundaries. He is a magician who makes the impossible possible. He’s Lionel Messi, but it’s not over yet.