After contract negotiations falling through, the biggest news in football has been Lionel Messi’s departure from the legendary Spanish side.
This is huge news. Messi, who was 13 when he left Argentina for Barca, has spent the past two decades in Barcelona. His entire life has been spent playing in some capacity for Barca. Football fans are naturally speculating about whether Messi will retire (or worse, a stint in MLS) or move to another Champions League-worthy team over the next few years.
If the performance of 36-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is anything to go by, Messi, who is 34, should have another 2 or 3 good years left in him – at the very least. Today’s news revealed that Messi would be moving to Paris Saint-Germain. This is another of the most beloved football clubs in the world and home to multiple stars. Messi signed a two year deal with the French club, with an option to extend for another year. This deal is undoubtedly worth millions of Euros.
The move must be bittersweet for Messi, but still a cause for celebration. After arriving in Paris from Barcelona to sign his PSG contract, Messi was seen at Le Bourget airport just hours earlier. He was wearing a ‘ICI C’EST PARIS’ tshirt and stylish watches rocking his wrist. Messi’s Yacht-Master is constructed from 18ct ‘Everose’ gold: Rolex’s proprietary rose gold alloy, which features a particularly warm pink hue. The Rolex rubber option is also available and the rubber strap is non pareil. Oysterflex bracelets were first introduced in 2017. They are essentially a hybrid strap. The elastomer has reinforcing metal inserts that make the strap stronger and more comfortable.
It’s an AU$ 38,540 gold watch, sure, but it’s actually a surprisingly understated piece – especially compared to the highly gaudy timepieces most footballers like to wear. These are the watches that Messi prefers.
We are sure that Neymar, his former teammate, is happy about this move – we hope that Mauricio pochettino, the PSG coach will be able work his magic with the enormously talented Argentinian.