September 21, 2021

Lionel Messi in doubt for PSG debut on Friday

There is no doubt that the biggest transfer of the summer is the transfer of Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. Now that the move has been signed, sealed and delivered, fans are anxiously awaiting their first official match as Argentina’s PSG player. However, it could still be on the sidelines when PSG travel to Brest for a League One fixture on Friday.

Messi’s much-anticipated debut for the French giants has been delayed, in part due to the fact that he joined the team only last week. He underwent a medical examination last Tuesday, and was rushed to hospital after his contract was signed the same day.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner didn’t waste much time and added his new teammates to the training, but that still means that after 21 years at Camp Nine, he made adjustments in just over a week. Is. The 34-year-old was also coming on summer vacation after Argentina’s successful Copa America campaign.

Although he has been impressive in training, manager Mauricio Pochettino is keeping his time. “We haven’t decided the team yet,” Pochettino said of Friday’s clash against Brest.

He added: “We will see if Messi can be a part of it. Everything is positive. The team has a good atmosphere and he has settled down well and quickly. It feels great. ۔ ” BBC

The whole football world is anxious for Messi to stand with his old teammate Neymar Jr. and French star Killian Mbabane in the PSG attack. However, the attacking trident could never materialize if Messi did not launch before the end of the month.

If the rumors are to be believed, MBAP cannot be a PSG player till now. Less than two weeks after the end of the summer transfer window, the Frenchman’s La Liga giants appear to be strengthening ties with Real Madrid.

However, Pochettino dismissed the rumors and confirmed that he was acting as if Mbappe would remain in control. “Mbappe is our player and I want him to come here this season. He has one year left on his contract. Even if he doesn’t renew it, he is still a PSG player and we are very happy with him. , And from what I can tell that he is happy with us.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi on the Park des Princes pitch before the PSG League 1 match against Strasbourg
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