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When would Lionel Messi debut for PSG? Check it out

Lionel Messi’s sensational transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona continues to have the world talking. Meanwhile, fans are desperately waiting for him to play his first match for PSG, and here’s when it would happen.

When would Lionel Messi debut for PSG? Check it out-ayh
Paris, First Published Aug 14, 2021, 3:18 PM IST

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has shocked the world following his transfer to French giant Paris Saint-Germain. It is his first significant transfer in his senior career, having spent 21 years with Spanish giant Barcelona.

Having made the move to the French capital, he has already begun training with the side. However, fans are eager to know, as they desperately wait for him to play the first match for his newly-signed club.

As per Goal, it is not happening before August 29. PSG takes on Reims away from home on the said date, during which Messi could don the PSG colours for the first time. However, if not on August 29, fans could have to wait until September 12, when it hosts Clermont Foot.

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The report says that Messi, who has just returned from his family vacation, needs to gain full match fitness, which could take around a month, deeming Messi’s debut for Saturday’s home game against Strasbourg too early. While some said that August 20’s fixture against Brest would have been ideal, even that is deemed too early.

“I don’t know when I’ll make my debut. I have just returned from my vacation. For now, I will be resting for a month. I talked with the coach and the staff yesterday. I will be undergoing some preparations, begin training and step onto the field when I’m ready to play. I will be looking to start with a lot of desire,” he had said when he signed for the club this week.

Meanwhile, club head coach Mauricio Pochettino said, “Today was Leo’s second training session, a month after the Copa final. The idea is to see how he feels so he can make his debut. Every one has seen in the last few days that Leo has had a fantastic reception. He is a special boy, and we are a staff that listens to the players. We will talk to him to find out what he needs and when he will be ready.”

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