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Fans Gather at Bourget Airport as Lionel Messi Expected to Land in Paris

People gather outside the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris as Argentinian football player Lionel Messi is expected to arrive on 9 August 2021, a day after the 34-year-old told at his tearful farewell news conference in Barcelona that joining French football club Paris Saint-Germain was a possibility.
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Argentinian football player Lionel Messi is said to have signed a contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Live outside Bourget Airport in Paris as Argentine football star Lionel Messi is expected to land.

Earlier in the day, media reported that he is expected to sign a contract with PSG later on Tuesday.

On Sunday, speaking to the FC Barcelona board and players, Lionel Messi reacted to his departure in tears, and mentioned that joining PSG was 'a possibility'.

On Thursday, the Barcelona football club announced it would not sign a new contract with Messi, citing financial and structural obstacles. The 34-year-old has been a free agent since 1 July.

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Fans Gather at Bourget Airport as Lionel Messi Expected to Land in Paris

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