First announced Sunday evening in Paris, then expected this Monday, Lionel Messi is still in Barcelona. He could instead disembark on Tuesday in order to engage with PSG.
Dozens of supporters of PSG stepped in front of Le Bourget airport, others gathered in front of the Parc des Princes and some even waited in front of the “Factory”, the club’s headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt. Lionel Messi was expected Monday afternoon, but, like Sunday evening, it never finally appeared on the tarmac at Le Bourget, to the chagrin of those present. The signing of his two-season contract will wait!
Monday was a bit crazy for the supporters of the Rouge et Bleu. While Olivier Tallaron, the Canal + journalist, spoke of a possible presentation of the player “today”, the PSG Communnity Twitter account then announced the arrival of the private jet from “La Pulga” for 1:30 pm. This therefore drew a crowd in front of the airport located in the northern suburbs of the capital. Julien Laurens, the RMC correspondent, wrote on Twitter that the player was flying to Paris.
“The Messi clan continues to procrastinate”
The problem is that the media usually well informed about PSG have not confirmed this imminent arrival. The Parisian, in particular, quickly asserted that, ” According to a source close to the police, no arrival of Messi from Barcelona is expected today “. The security of Le Bourget ended up confirming this information to Canal Supporters, another site specializing in PSG, present at Le Bourget.
Florent Torchut, the correspondent of The team in Catalonia, gave good details: “ The Messi clan continues to procrastinate. The Argentine was still in Barcelona this morning. He knows that PSG are waiting for him, but he does not want to rush to settle his future, after these last very intense days “. Argentinian journalist Veronica Brunati, however, reveals that the press release is in preparation for publication on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
🚨🚨🚨 Messi expected at Le Bourget la folieeeee https://t.co/iDvsKbbUom
— PSG COMMUNITY (@psgcommunity_) August 9, 2021
📸 While the arrival of Lionel Messi is expected in Paris, many people have gathered around the Parc des Princes. pic.twitter.com/hBVrrhhKAM
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) August 9, 2021
While rumors of the arrival of #Messi in Paris are multiplying, the Messi clan continues to procrastinate. The Argentine was still in Barcelona this morning. He knows that the #PSG awaits him, but he does not want to rush to settle his future, after these last very intense days.
– Florent Torchut (@FlorentTorchut) August 9, 2021
🛫 Lionel Messi is still at his house in Barcelona, waiting to hear whether he will be getting on a flight to Paris to sign for PSG.
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 9, 2021
🚨🚨Direct from Le Bourget airport.
🚓 Security informs us that Messi 🇦🇷 will not come today.
The security perimeter put in place is above all to contain any overflow.
Which agrees with the info of @FlorentTorchut 📰
It’s a blur, we have to wait pic.twitter.com/S7L9cYDXRs
— Canal Supporters (@CanalSupporters) August 9, 2021
While in Paris they wait for Lionel #Messi to carry out the medical review and the details are finalized for the signing of the contract, #PSG prepares the official statement to announce to #Messi tomorrow morning (around 10 am they tell me, 5 am from Argentina).
— Veronica Brunati 💚 (@verobrunati) August 9, 2021
The first supporters leave Le Bourget. They understood that Messi will not arrive this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/Wj6fQv8D0J
– The Parisian | PSG (@le_Parisien_PSG) August 9, 2021