Super Eagles Jay Jay Okocha, a cult-hero at Paris Saint-Germain, greeted Lionel Messi upon his arrival in Paris. Okocha joined PSG on an African record deal in 1998 and went on to play in 84 Ligue 1 games for the club, scoring 12 goals. After his abrupt departure from Barcelona, the former Nigerian international was among the guests who welcomed Messi to his new club.
Last week, Barcelona revealed that Messi would be leaving the club, and PSG quickly signed him to a two-year contract with a one-year extension option. Thousands of PSG fans greeted Messi and his family upon their arrival in Paris on Tuesday, August 10th.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is presently staying at the five-star Le Royal Monceau hotel in a posh part of Paris.
Messi also met with former PSG star Jay Jay Okocha, who spent the best years of his career with the club.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles icon Jay Jay Okocha has reacted brilliantly to news that Argentine legend Lionel Messi will earn £1 million (about N571 million) every week at Paris St-Germain.
In response to the outrageous amount Messi will earn upon joining the French giants, Jay Jay claimed that his footballing days came too soon.
According to the Ng Times, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner played 778 games for Barcelona over 20 years, winning 35 trophies, including 10 La Liga titles, four Champions League titles, and countless personal records. In a phone interview with Nigerian outlet Guardian, Okocha, who remains one of Nigeria’s greatest players of all time, said that his time as a footballer came too soon.
According to Ng Times, Lionel Messi is presently sleeping at a fancy hotel in central Paris’ Avenue Hoche neighborhood, which costs £17,000 (N9.7 million) per night, following his transfer to French club Paris Saint-Germain. Although the Argentine was disappointed to leave Spanish club Barcelona, the hotel where he and his family are staying may be assisting them in unwinding.
Messi and his family are currently staying in a £17,000-per-night hotel room that has also housed Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, and Robert De Niro.