Lionel messi was announced this Tuesday as a new player of Paris Saint-Germain for two seasons, plus an optional one, after having spent 17 seasons in Barcelona.
The video of almost two minutes that was broadcast through the club’s social networks begins with an aerial view of the Park of the Princes and a quick tour of the store, the parking lot, the access to the stadium, the changing room, the tunnel that leads to in the field of play and the stands until reaching the central circle where Messi himself waits, with the number 30 shirt and the ball under his left foot.
“The club and its vision meet my ambitions perfectly. I know how talented the players and staff are here. I am determined to build, with them, something great for the club and the fans“Messi, 34, said in a statement released by the club.
The Argentine star, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, officially joins a dream team that will bring together some of the best players in the world, including the Brazilian Neymar and the French Kylian Mbappé.
The objective is to finally obtain the UEFA Champions League, the same that Messi raised four times with Barcelona.
Thanks to a regulatory exception that opened the French League, which reserves certain numbers for goalkeepers, Messi will wear the number 30 of his first two seasons in Barcelona and not the 10, which Neymar maintains, despite having been offered it.
For the president of PSG, Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaifi, “Leo’s arrival within a world-class team confirms the relevance and success of our recruitment policy“.