Tearful Lionel Messi confirms Barcelona exit

ESPN

A tearful Lionel Messi has said his next move is not confirmed at an emotional farewell news conference Sunday, but ESPN sources said a deal with Paris Saint-Germain has already been agreed.

Messi, who has been a free agent since his contract expired at Camp Nou on June 30, had maintained his silence since Barca announced on Thursday that he will not sign new terms because of financial problems.

The Argentina forward said he had received several calls from clubs since the news broke, confirming PSG's interest, and multiple sources have told ESPN that he has already agreed to sign for the Ligue 1 side.

Sources added that Messi is expected to travel to Paris on Sunday before completing a medical in the coming days and signing a two-year deal with the option for a third season. He could be presented at an event at the Eiffel Tower in the coming days.

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