Lionel Messi has agreed to terms with Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract after a whirlwind of few days. “Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the signing of Leo Messi on a two-year contract with an option of a third year,” confirmed the club. PSG fans were excited to welcome former Barcelona player in Paris and now they await for debut football match of Messi at the new club.
Paris Saint-Germain offered Lionel Messi the number 30 shirt. It’s the number the Argentine wore on his Barcelona debut. PSG striker Neymar wanted to hand the number 10 shirt over to Messi, but he refused. Ligue 1’s number 30 is usually reserved for goalkeepers but, given Messi’s status, it is unlikely that the league will refuse to register the forward under that number.
Messi arrived in Paris on Tuesday after a several-day delay, he was greeted by hundreds of fans at Le Bourget airport. Covering football news we noticed the question on everyone’s mind right now is when Lionel Messi will make his PSG debut football match.
On Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain will hold an official unveiling of Messi as a PSG player. Check out the Live presentation of Leo Messi from the Parc des Princes. Further, the focus will shift to when Messi will make his PSG debut.
According to AS, Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff are planning a personal, mini-pre-season for Messi to ensure he is ready to go when he makes his debut. The situation is perplexing as he did not train with Barcelona after returning from Copa America, so he may be out of shape.
Messi may need some time to adjust to his new surroundings. On Saturday 14 August he is expected to be in the stands for his new team’s game against Strasbourg, but he may not play until after the August international break. If this is the case, Messi’s debut for PSG will be on September 12th against Clermont Foot. Despite the fact that it is not the most glamorous of venues, the Parc de Princes will be rocking.