French soccer sector shares edge up on possible Messi move to PSG – Reuters

PARIS, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Shares in companies involved in French soccer rose on Monday as expectations grew that Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi would seal a transfer to Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Shares in Olympique Lyon (OLG.PA) rose 0.9%, while shares in TV group TF1 (TFFP.PA) and Canal Plus owner Vivendi (VIV.PA) were up 1.3% and 0.2% respectively, as a move by Messi to PSG would likely drive up overall viewing figures for French soccer.

Messi confirmed at a news conference on Sunday that he was talking with PSG about a possible move. read more

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta
Editing by Mark Heinrich

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