Lionel Messi's possible PSG debut against Reims overshadowed by Kylian Mbappe's future
Lionel Messi looks set to make his Paris Saint-Germain debut on Saturday against Reims. However, it could all be overshadowed by Kylian Mbappe, whose future at the club remains uncertain.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has made a sensational move to French gaint Paris Sain-Germain, thus bring an end to his illustrious 21-year-long career with Barcelona. Meanwhile, he could make his debut on Saturday in the Ligue 1 2021-22 game against Reims, away from home.
However, it could all get overshadowed as PSG's star striker Kylian Mbappe's future at the club seems to be up in the air. He has been linked with a move to Spanish giant Real Madrid as the club has reportedly put in an offer of €160 million for him, reports AFP.
Mbappe is into his final season at the French capital, with his contract set to expire following the season-end. However, he has already played three league games this season and has scored a goal.
Meanwhile, it would be interesting to see if he features in Sunday's game against Reims. If he does, it could be his last for the side, while it will force PSG for Messi's debut if he misses out.
As for Messi, a debut against Reims would be beneficial for him to get into match shape and fitness ahead of Argentina's FIFA World Cup Qualifiers next week. The same applies to Neymar, who is yet to play his opening game of the season, too, as he would be featuring for Brazil next week in the same qualifiers.
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