Messi will 'prioritise Argentina OVER PSG after insisting a clause in his deal'

Lionel Messi knows the order of his priorities ahead of a sensational move to PSG, reportedly putting a clause in his contract which allows the icon to miss Ligue 1 games for Argentina call-ups.

The forward is in Paris finalising a free transfer from his crumbling boyhood club, Barcelona, after announcing his emotional Nou Camp exit at a teary press-conference last week.

Messi has now reportedly completed his medical ahead of signing on a two-year deal, according to Sky Sports, which includes a telling detail.

Within the 34-year-old's contract PSG have agreed he can leave for Argentina qualifiers, or even friendlies, even when they overlap with French league games, according to TyC Sports.

Messi clinched the Copa America this summer, finally lifting the international silverware to match Cristiano Ronaldo's Euro 2016 glory and hushing fans who had questioned his ability when he plays for Argentina.

The World Cup is the final empty slot in his otherwise perfect trophy cabinet, a title Ronaldo has never managed.

Qatar 2022 is likely to be Messi's final World Cup for his nation, so it's no wonder he wants to be present for each meet-up on the road to next year's tournament.

The icon will have little interest in the Ligue 1 title PSG have won nine times and are annually expected to clinch at a canter, with a fifth Champions League title the big prize for both the player and club.

PSG have been desperately chasing European glory since Qatar Sports Investments took over the club in 2011, coming closest in 2020 when Bayern Munich beat them 1-0 in front of an empty stadium.

A front-three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, playing in front of players like Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Gini Wijnaldum and Marco Veratti, should be enough to finally lift the big-eared cup next year.

Messi's move is inching closer and closer to being signed, with his Antonella and their three children, Thiago, eight, Mateo, five, and Ciro, three, all seen in Paris on Tuesday.

The player's lawyers have been pouring over PSG's contract and have given the go-ahead, and the club have already posted a Tweet teasing Messi's arrival.

Barcelona's greatest player emerged in a PSG face mask as he left the hospital and made his way to his hotel to finalise paperwork.
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