Ligue 1 welcomes the Argentine: «Historic day for France». Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi: «Fantastic moment. Mbappé? Stay, he has a winning mentality ». The dream trident Neymar-Messi-Mbappé will be a reality
«Lionel Messi’s arrival at Paris Saint-Germain is a global event. This is a historic day for French professional football and for Ligue 1 ». Vincent Labrune, president of the Ligue de football professionnel, uses triumphal tones, commenting on the latest coup of the Parisian club: «Lionel Messi is a football legend who, together with Pele and Maradona, writes the history of our sport. It is a great opportunity for French fans and for all football fans to be able to see the best player in the world playing in our stadiums or on television – said Labrune in a note on the Lfp website -. This is also extraordinary news for the Ligue 1 international show. The arrival of Lionel Messi will increase the attractiveness and visibility of our league on all continents. The signing of Lionel Messi also offers the greatest hopes for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and, in turn, for all French football in search of a better Uefa ranking ».
The president of the Lfp thus praised the «strategy of the leaders of Paris Saint-Germain, which allowed the Parisian club to become one of the greatest franchises in world sport in ten years. On behalf of French professional football, I thank Nasser Al-Khelaifi for making this dream possible. Messi is magical ».
The presentation conference of Messi began around 11, with the fans in a frenzy who have already stormed the stores to secure his number 30 jersey in the official stores. «I am very happy and very proud to introduce Leo. It is a historic and incredible day for this club and for the whole world of football. It’s a fantastic moment for us, everyone knows Leo, he’s unique, ”said the PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi during the press conference for the official presentation of Lionel Messi. «The only one to have won the Ballon d’Or six times, he gave his magic to football. It will be great for all PSG fans and all over the world. I hope that Paris can become his new favorite city, ”he added, before that Messi himself spoke at the conference: “I want to thank the president for his words and say that I am very happy. Everyone knows that my farewell to Barca was difficult to manage after so many years. Coming here has given me happiness and a desire to start over. I want to train soon, get to know my teammates and the technical team to start this new stage of my career. I came for the winning mentality: I will play with the best and this is wonderful ». The debut? “I don’t know when it will be,” but fans from all over the world are just waiting for that moment. Seeing Messi with another shirt than the Blaugrana one will be a historic moment, waiting for the successes.
«Playing with Neymar and Mbappé? It will be great, there have been many new signings and there were already very strong ones. I will play with the best and this is always wonderful ». A dream trident possible also thanks to the words of President Nasser Al-Khelaifi: «The future of Mbappé? He will stay in Paris, he will stay here, he is a very competitive player who has a winning mentality. Kylian can’t help but stay here to win ». Then a joke about Financial Fair Play: «We would not have signed if we were not sure we would return. We always follow the rules, we talked about it with our managers and they told us it could be done. Otherwise, we would not have done it: before taking any kind of step we spoke with all the members, with Ligue 1, with our partners and this made it possible to hire Leo. In the next few days we will be “shocked” in terms of numbers for this new arrival ». Which obviously promises successes: «The dream is to win the Champions League again. To do this we will have to be a united group »announces the Argentine. Who has already indicated, among the reasons why he arrived in Paris, his friendship with some of the players in the squad: “I already knew Paredes, Di Maria, Neymar and for this choice they were important, a determining factor for me to come at PSG “. Playing against Barcelona?” I think it would be nice, hopefully with the stadium full of fans. Surely it would be strange, but this is football and it can happen, we’ll see. “
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