Video: All smiles as Messi meets Sergio Ramos before linking up with teammates for first PSG training session
Footage of Lionel Messi arriving for his first day of training with Paris Saint-Germain has, on Thursday, come to the fore online.
The name of Argentine superstar Messi has of course taken centre stage in the media over the course of the last week.
This comes with the legendary attacker, on the back of a 21-year spell with the club, having been forced to bid farewell to La Liga heavyweights Barcelona.
Just hours after it had been widely reported that a contract agreement between the two parties was close, the Blaugrana released a statement, admitting that they had essentially been left with no choice but to part with the club’s greatest-ever player.
LATEST NEWS | Leo #Messi will not continue with FC Barcelona
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 5, 2021
Widespread chatter, in turn, swiftly followed surrounding where Messi could end up next, with the 34-year-old having been available as a free agent.
When all was said and done, though, despite the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United all being tipped as potential landing spots, it came as little surprise when the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner opted to reunite with close friend Neymar at Paris-Saint Germain:
A new 💎 in Paris!
PSGxMESSI ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/scrp1su9a6
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 10, 2021
Ramos and co. say hello
And, as outlined above, on Thursday, Messi has linked up with his new teammates in Paris for the first time.
In a post across the club’s social media platforms, the Ligue 1 giants posted footage of their latest high-profile addition greeting the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Perhaps most intriguing of all, though, is the interaction between Messi and fellow summer arrival Sergio Ramos, with the pair having of course spent the last fifteen years battling it out on opposite sides of the Clasico divide in Spain.
Messi can then be seen taking to the training pitch, with the veteran, despite the heartbreak stemming from his Barcelona exit, seemingly in genuinely good spirits:
First steps and first training at the Ooredoo Center! ✔#PSGxMESSI pic.twitter.com/iVDnjPstdV
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 12, 2021
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