Tuesday, August 10, 2021, is a day that every Paris Saint-Germain supporter will remember for the rest of their days on this planet.
On the latest 1970 podcast, I’m joined by my co-host Marc Damon to discuss the historic moment of Lionel Messi signing a multi-year contract to become a PSG player.
Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the signing of Leo Messi on a two-year contract with an option of a third year.https://t.co/D5Qjq7PJfF#PSGxMESSI ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/msJAnW01V5
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 10, 2021
We open the show with our overall thoughts on Messi’s arrival and how PSG managed to complete the deal so quickly once it became known that FC Barcelona could no longer afford his wages. We break down how PSG’s brand will benefit from Messi’s global notoriety and how this squad could be remembered forever as one of the greatest of all time if they win the UEFA Champions League.
With Messi officially in the squad, the spotlight is now on Kylian Mbappé, who has yet to sign an extension with PSG. Will the France international want to stay for two additional years to play with Messi? Or, will he push for a move next summer to be the star of La Liga at Real Madrid?
To wrap up the show, we talk about how Messi will impact the rest of Ligue 1. Ticket sales will surely go up, both at the Parc des Princes, and around the league for games in which Messi will feature. Then there are the television rights around the world. Millions of football fans want to watch Messi and all eyes will be on the French league for the first time in a long time.
As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.