By Jennifer Ugwueke
Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain shirts was sold out in 30 minutes on the French football club’s online store after his signing was officially announced.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner arrived in Paris on Tuesday August 10 for his medical, ahead of completing his sensational free transfer to the Ligue 1 side. Messi who was welcomed like royalty when he arrived the French capital, greeting a delighted multitude who gathered for him as if he was a king.will be paid €35m net per season including add-ons.
PSG released the official unveiling video at around 21:15 GMT. Messi will be wearing the number 30, the number he wore first at Barcelona, which will allow Neymar keep his number 10 – Messi’s number at former club, Barcelona.
Norwegian/Moroccan journalist, Jonas Adnan Giaever tweeted that Messi’s new shirt was sold out on PSG’s official online store by 21:45, remarkably just a half-hour after his signature was made official.
Messi appeared at an emotional farewell Barcelona conference on Sunday August 8, before he received a formal contract offer from PSG. He is now PSG’s highest-paid player, ahead of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.