Barcelona lawyers are sensationally trying to block Lionel Messi’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in a dramatic twist.

Messi, 34, addressed his shock Barca exit at an emotional press conference on Sunday.

PSG are reported to have offered a two-year contract to Messi and the six-time Ballon d’Or winner reportedly agreeing terms with the French giants. But the Spanish club have made one final attempt to stop the proposed switch.

Barca lawyers have filed a complaint to the European Court of Appeal, claiming PSG should be stopped in their tracks to sign the Argentine based on financial data.

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Juan Branco took to social media to post a statement that outlines their complaint against PSG.

“On behalf of FC Barcelona partners, my firm has prepared a complaint with the European Commission and demands for provisional suspension before civil and administrative courts in France to prevent Paris-Saint Germain from signing Lionel Messi,” the statement reads.

“PSG’s ratios in terms of ‘Financial Fair Play’ are worse than those of FC Barcelona.

“In 2019-2020, PSG’s salary-to-income ratio was 99%, while Barcelona’s was 54%. Meanwhile, the difference has increased.

“It is inconceivable that the ‘Financial Fair Play’ serves to aggravate the drifts of football-business, the instrumentalization of football by sovereign powers, and the distortion of competitions.”

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