The destination of Lionel Messi, who said goodbye to Barcelona, ​​was Paris. When he debuted, he joined Paris Saint-Germain wearing the number 30 jersey.

Correspondent Lee Jeong-chan.


Two days after saying goodbye to Barcelona in tears, Messi boarded a flight to Paris.

Le Bourget Airport was crowded with Paris Saint-Germain fans early on the news of Messi's 'arrival', and

[Michel Diac/Paris Saint-Germain fans: It is a historic day. I waited for Messi here yesterday too.] When

Messi appeared wearing a shirt with Paris Saint-Germain's slogan, 'This is Paris', cheers filled the sky with red smoke.

Messi, who was escorted by the police wherever he went and received a warm welcome

, changed into a new uniform at the

[Welcome to Paris, Messi!]

new home stadium.

Neymar gave away his iconic jersey number '10', but Messi chose the number 30 worn when he debuted in Barcelona, ​​capturing both 'friendship' and 'initiation'.

The contract period is 2 years and can be extended by 1 year.

[Messi / Paris Saint-Germain striker: Paris is ready to stand on top. My goal is to lift as many trophies as possible.]

Paris, who has formed the world's strongest 'triangle squadron' with Mbappe and Neymar, will set out on a journey toward reclaiming the French league title and winning the Champions League for the first time in history, starting with Strasbourg on Sunday.

(Video editing: Kim Byung-jik, CG: Kang Yu-ra)