Lionel Messi PSG: Lionel Messi dons new number on the PSG kit, when will the Argentine make his Ligue 1 debut on 15th August?

Lionel Messi Jersey Number PSG: Lionel Messi dons new number on the PSG kit, when will the Argentine make his Ligue 1 debut? Lionel Messi to PSG has been confirmed. The Argentine has also attended his first press conference with the PSG president. The 34-year-old has agreed to a two-year contract with the French outfit. Furthermore, Messi has been given a new kit number.

While Lionel Messi wore number 10 at FC Barcelona, it is Neymar who owns the number at PSG. Lionel Messi has been given the number he wore in his initial years at Barcelona- number 30.

I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain. Everything about the club matches my football ambitions. I know how talented the squad and the coaching staff are here. I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I am looking forward to stepping out onto the pitch at the Parc des Princes,” Messi said in a statement.

Lionel Messi jersey number PSG: A large number of PSG fans paused for Messi’s arrival at the Bourget airport and at Parc des Princes, as well as at Hotel Le Royal Monceau, where the player and family are staying.

Plus, people lined up outside Parc des Princes before Messi’s press conference. The hotel is the same location Neymar stayed when he completed his world-record €222 million moves to PSG in 2017.

Lionel Messi jersey number PSG: Will Messi play in the next match?

While Ligue 1 has started and PSG won their opening fixture against Troyes 2-1, they will be up against Strasbourg on the 15th of August.

Whether or not Lionel Messi will make his debut is unknown, however, it seems highly unlikely.

When asked about Messi’s Ligue 1 debut, this is what he said:

I do not know. I was on a holiday and it is very new. I spoke yesterday with the technical staff. Maybe I need a pre-season myself. I am going to begin to train and I hope I can play as soon as I can.

But I cannot answer exactly the question.