VIDEO: Messi is still without a home in Paris and he doesn’t feel comfortable - GulfToday

VIDEO: Messi is still without a home in Paris and he doesn’t feel comfortable

Messi with his family at the balcony of the hotel in Paris.

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Argentine star Lionel Messi is still without a home in the French capital, weeks after his move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to what his compatriot and colleague Angel Di Maria revealed.

Di Maria said, "Messi's situation is not ideal now, it is not easy for him to stay in a hotel with his family, people are used to respecting the privacy of players, but with Leo we can no longer move much, there are always cars and motorcycles nearby to protect the team."

Messi currently resides in the Hotel Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris, the cheapest room in it costs 855 pounds per night.

Paris Saint-Germain pays Messi's bill at the hotel, of course, as he did when his Brazilian teammate Neymar stayed there when he joined the club in 2017.

The hotel, which opened in 1928, used to host celebrities such as former British Prime Minister Churchill and movie star Robert De Niro, but the Six Ballon d'Or star does not feel comfortable until the family settles in a house, and this is undoubtedly reflected in his slow acclimatization to the team on the field as well.

Tissue used by Messi up for sale at $1 million

Messi made an emotional move to PSG after Barcelona could not strike a deal to keep the star player.

It was a tearful farewell. The football legend fought back tears at the press conference and did not know that the tissue paper that his wife Antonella gave him to wipe his tears during the conference for his former club Barcelona, would be picked up by a person and announced that it would be sold for one million dollars.

This is what actually happened, after one of the people who obtained the precious treasure, the used tissue, after the conference placed an advertisement on one of the popular sites announcing the offer to sell the tissue paper that Messi used for one million dollars. 

Lionel Messi cries at the start of a press conference in in Barcelona. File/ AP

The person claimed that the tissue contained Messi’s genetic material that would allow you to clone a football player like him.

Messi has exciting stories with napkins, as he had previously signed his first contract with Barcelona when he was young on a food napkin, after a session with the famous Spanish footballer Carles Rexach, who admired him at first sight on the field.

The then Barcelona technical secretary Rexach asked for a napkin to seal the deal with Messi, who later became the best player in the world.

The paper napkin became part of history. The napkin has been kept in a wooden photo frame to preserve it. As Messi said, “Barcelona are more than just a club!”
During the farewell press conference, Messi said that Barcelona is the club of his life that he has played since he was 13 years old, and that he is very sad to leave the club he loves, and confirmed that he did everything possible to stay, as did Laporta (Barcelona president), but he indicated that the La Liga rules on financial regulation denied him longer stay at the club.

Messi said, “It is the worst moment of my life. I felt the love of the people and reciprocated their love and respect here.”

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