- Title: PSG fans eagerly await Messi's arrival at Paris airport
- Date: 9th August 2021
- Summary: BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - MAY 15, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MESSI GOING THROUGH PASSING DRILL MESSI DURING RONDO DRILL
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2021 11:58
- Keywords: Barcelona Lionel Messi PSG airport fans football
- Location: LE BOURGET, FRANCE / BARCELONA, SPAIN
- City: LE BOURGET, FRANCE / BARCELONA, SPAIN
- Country: France
- Topics: Europe,Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA003EPK5YYV
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- Story Text: Brothers Salih and Mohamed Sen, die-hard supporters of Paris Saint-Germain, have been camping outside the Paris Le Bourget airport since 2 a.m. on Monday (August 9), expecting the arrival of footballer Lionel Messi.
Messi is reportedly finalising a move to Paris St Germain a day after his teary farewell from Barca, who could not afford to sign him to a new contract.
The fans who are keeping vigil at Le Bourget airport outside Paris, are prepared to welcome him also at the American Hospital of Paris, where he will carry out health checks, at the PSG headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt, and at the Parc des Princes stadium.
Their wish is for Messi to usher PSG towards a Champions League title, which has remained out of reach for the Qatar Sports Investment-owned club.
Messi said on Sunday that PSG was "a possibility" but that he had not yet signed any deal. French media have reported that he is on the verge of doing so, however.
(Production: Yves Herman, Ardee Napolitano, Michaela Cabrera
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