Lionel Messi will not use the number ’10’ in Paris Saint-Germain despite the fact that his friend and again teammate Neymar gave it to him.
In the video published by PSG on social networks, for a moment you can see the club’s dressing room with Neymar’s shirts, with the ’10’, and that of Mbappé, with the ‘7’, while the center space is blank, so it is noted is Leo’s, but it will not wear his traditional number. It will now wear the ’30’.
Neymar was in the best disposition to give up his number, but Messi chose to choose the ’30’ which has sentimental value for him because with that he made his official debut at FC Barcelona.
In addition, the decision of the now former Barcelona player is considered a gesture of respect for the Brazilian.
The ’30’ in Ligue 1 is intended for goalkeepers, but being a special case, the League had no problem with ‘La Pulga’ wearing it.
Messi’s debut with Barça was 17 years ago in a league match against Espanyol after joining Deco at minute 82, and at that time he wore the number 30 that he will use again, now at his new club.
The other option that was handled for Leo was ’19’, which is also a number that he used in the beginning, but due to commercial aspects and the player’s preference he opted for ’30’.