PSG Have Put 10 Players on Sale to Fund Lionel Messi Move

Mudeet Arora
Paris Saint-Germain have put 10 players on sale in order to fund a transfer for Lionel Messi
Paris Saint-Germain have put 10 players on sale in order to fund a transfer for Lionel Messi / Instagram

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly put around 10 players on sale for a transfer or a loan move this summer owing to the signing of Lionel Messi.

Barcelona announced Messi's departure last week and among other clubs, PSG was the only club to move with adamant interest in order to get their target man.

Their interest paid off as Messi is now expected to join them and wear the number 19 jersey at the Parc des Princes.

In order to bring the Argentine maestro to the club, PSG have also went ahead and put as many as 10 players on sale.

The Parisians are all set to offer players like Thilo Kehrer, Idrissa Gueye, Rafinha and Abdou Diallo while also letting go of Mauro Icardi and Ander Herrera, who both reportedly want to stay at the club.

As reported, Messi's salary has been set at around €769,230-a-week. That comes to €109,890-per-day, €4579-per-hour or €76-per-minute.

The Athletic further claim that Messi will receive a £21 million signing on bonus and will earn the same amount of money every year of his contract with the French Ligue 1 giants.

Lionel Messi, PSG transfer
PSG put 10 players on sale to fund Lionel Messi salary / 90min

PSG have the financial muscle to make this deal work as they know they will be able to recover a lot of the investment and possibly more from the commercial deals and shirt sales that will take place once Messi is their player.

Messi recently admitted that the PSG players tried to convince him to join their club when he was holidaying with them in Ibiza following Argentina's Copa America final win.

"I met them in Ibiza, we met them one day, got together and we're friends," Messi explained.

"I was going to meet Paredes and Di Maria. Ney called me and said, 'Do you want to see me?"

"We uploaded the photo in that moment because we were having a good time and there was a joke at the time, they kept telling me, 'Come to Paris, come to Paris'. It was just a joke, that was all."