Lionel Messi Reportedly Will Reportedly Not Make His PSG Debut This Week

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi is yet to make his debut for PSG
Lionel Messi is yet to make his debut for PSG / John Berry/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain completed arguably the biggest transfer in the history of the sport, when they signed Lionel Messi on a free transfer - with the Argentina icon putting pen to paper on a two-year deal, with the option of extending his contract by another year.

Messi for his part though will still have to wait to make his PSG debut, as manager, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that he would not rush the 34-year-old and would wait until he is fully fit, with the forward having not played since he lifted the Copa America for his nation in mid-July.

The Ligue 1 giants travel to Brest on Friday for their third league game as they look to maintain their 100 percent record, but Pochettino's squad will not feature Messi as the player is not yet deemed fit enough to feature for his new club.

" We haven't decided the squad yet and we will assess whether Messi can be a part of it. Everything is positive. There is a good atmosphere in the squad and he has settled in well and quickly. There is a very good feeling," Pochettino said in a press conference.

Of the other four players signed by PSG so far in the summer, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi have already made their debut so far, while Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos are yet to feature for their side - though the Spaniard will have to wait longer as he is currently ruled out until October through injury.