Lionel Messi’s move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain sent the football world into an unexplainable frenzy this past week.
The Argentine, who left Barcelona after two decades, was officially unveiled on Wednesday before hundreds of adoring PSG fans.
With all that behind us now, many will be looking forward to the day he makes his debut for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
So, when will he step onto the pitch in the PSG colors for the first time?
This matter is not clear yet. Messi has not had any pre-season with Barcelona, having just returned from holiday.
He was given more days off having been involved in Argentina’s Copa America win, meaning he could be a little rusty.
Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff are reportedly planning for a personal pre-season for the Argentine.
He will definitely be present when PSG take on Strasbourg this weekend and is expected to feature for the first time early next month.
He admitted during his presentation that he will need some time, saying; “I need a pre-season myself”
His unveiling was special.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 10, 2021