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Former Barcelona striker Lionel Messi ‘extremely happy’ after joining PSG

Lionel Messi says he is "extremely happy" after signing a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, as he speaks during a press conference for his official presentation at Parc des Princes.

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