Images: Lionel Messi's 1st training day at Paris Saint-Germain


Lionel Messi met his new Paris Saint-Germain teammates, including Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Ramos, and trained with them for the first time on Thursday. Here are some of the best images!  

The Argentine was officially unveiled as a PSG player on Wednesday afternoon, a day after signing his initial two-year contract, and got to meet his new colleagues on Thursday.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Messi's first training session with PSG  

Despite Messi's legendary status, the ex-Barcelona star turned up to the club's training facilities at 09:15, which is nearly two hours earlier than expected, according to Spanish outlet Marca.

The Ligue 1 side's training sessions reportedly do not begin until 11:00, but that did not stop the six-time Ballon d'Or winner from making a good first impression, and he certainly looked happy as he made his way out on to the training pitches.  

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Prior to Thursday, the 34-year-old was yet to do any pre-season training ahead of the 2021/22 campaign after having an extended holiday following Argentina's Copa America triumph in July. 

Messi also commented on his fitness during his unveiling, saying: "I've been out of action for around a month and I need to get physically ready.

"I hope to be ready as soon as possible, because I can't wait to play."