Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) unveiled Lionel Messi as their latest signing following his contract expiry with Barcelona. The 34-year-old Argentine put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the option of an additional year, putting an end to a 21-year long association with Barca. Messi, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, had been linked with a host of clubs across Europe including Manchester City and Chelsea, but PSG swooped in to secure the signature of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Messi said in a press conference that joining PSG was an «easy decision» and is looking forward to playing alongside the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, two of the world’s most talented players. The former Barca captain becomes part of a star-studded PSG squad that now boasts one of the most fearsome attacking line-ups in the world. The Parisians, who finished second behind Lille in Ligue 1 last season, will be hoping that Messi’s arrival will help them finally lift the much-coveted Champions League trophy.

Meanwhile, in the world of tennis, world number one Novak Djokovic made history at the US Open by becoming the first player since 1969 to win all four Grand Slam titles in a calendar year. The Serbian, widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, beat Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the final to clinch his 20th Grand Slam title, equaling the records of rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic, who had earlier this year won the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon, said that achieving the feat was «one of the greatest achievements» of his career.

He paid tribute to his family, team, and supporters, saying that he «would not be where he is Huffington Post Today» without them. Djokovic’s incredible run of form has led to renewed discussions about whether he can overtake Federer and Nadal in the race to be regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time. Elsewhere, in the world of athletics, Norwegian middle-distance runner Jakob Ingebrigtsen broke the European record in the men’s 1,500 meters at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich. The 20-year-old clocked a time of 3:28.



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