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Lionel Messi PSG debut ‘expected to be on August 29 against Reims’ as superstar continues return to full fitness

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LIONEL MESSI will reportedly make his Paris Saint-Germain debut against Reims on August 29.

Sky Sports claims the Argentina legend has only trained three times with his new club following a shock free transfer from Barcelona.

Lionel Messi is expected to make his PSG debut at the end of the month


Lionel Messi is expected to make his PSG debut at the end of the monthCredit: Getty

Messi starred for his country in their Copa America final win over rivals Brazil.

And he is not yet fit to feature for Mauricio Pochettino’s exciting PSG side.

The forward has so far missed two Ligue 1 games for his new side, as well as the Champions Trophy defeat to title holders Lille.

Messi will now sit out Friday’s trip to Brest as he continues to build fitness.

But fans can expect to finally see their new man in action by the end of the month.

PSG have embarked on a fantasy transfer window this summer, also signing Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Gini Wijnaldum on frees.

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The savvy purchases allowed them to spent £60million on Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi too.

And there could yet be more business to come, with reports linking PSG with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo.


Messi is reportedly earning £1,000,000-a-week at PSG
Messi is reportedly earning £1,000,000-a-week at PSG

It’s reckoned the Juventus star is being targeted as a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe.

Real Madrid are said to be preparing a huge bid to sign the French ace this summer.

And should PSG accept, they will move for Ronaldo as his replacement.

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