Lionel Messi press conference scheduled as Barcelona icon set to break silence

Barcelona have announced Lionel Messi is set to host a press conference on Sunday to break his silence following his surprise departure. The Catalan giants confirmed his exit as a free agent on Thursday after not extending his contract.

Messi will speak at Camp Nou at 12pm CET on Sunday, most likely to confirm his Barcelona departure after 21 successful years at the club.

According to reports, the 34-year-old has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this month.

He is set to sign a two-year contract with the option of a further year after negotiations concluded on Friday.

PSG are said to have booked the Eiffel Tower, Paris’ most famous landmark, for Tuesday, August 10, for Messi’s welcome ceremony.

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source: express.co.uk