Lionel Messi PSG Home Debut vs Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he thought it was a joke when he was first told of Lionel Messi’s signing.

Messi joined PSG as a free agent on Aug. 10, days after Barcelona announced they were unable to register the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s new contract because of financial constraints.

“Many clubs, if not all clubs, dreamt of having Messi, with him being a free agent. From the moment that PSG showed an interest, Leo wanted to come here. Everything happened very fast.

We must highlight the work done by Leonardo, by our president and all the club executives that in two or three days were able to complete the signing of the best player in the world.”