Lionel Messi will be unveiled as a PSG player on Wednesday.
And PSG are streaming the entire thing live:
We’ll keep you updated on all the ongoings right here.
12:12 – Messi is presented to the thousands of PSG fans standing outside the Parc de Princes.
It’s fair to say they are happy with his arrival.
11:57 – Messi now steps on the pitch, at last, for some official photos.
11:45 – But the stream continues as Messi makes his way through the Parc des Princes. Probably towards the pitch?
11:42 – And that’s it from the press conference! The room erupts into chants of Messi’s name and he poses with Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo for photos with his new number 30 shirt.
11:38 – Messi on PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino.
“I know the coach very well. The fact that he is Argentinian, it helped from the beginning, it was important in my decision-making.”
11:33 – Al-Khelaifi has been asked about Financial Fair Play and how PSG can maintain such a star-studded squad.
“Thank you very much for your question, I was waiting for it. We follow the FFP regulations since day. Before we do anything we look at it with our commercial and legal people. When you see we’re signing Leo, that means we have the capacity to sign him.”
11:29 – Messi on the prospect of facing Barcelona.
“I don’t know if we will face Barcelona. It would be very nice to go back to Barcelona. I hope it would be with fans given the pandemic. It would be very strange to play there in another shirt but it can happen and we will see.”
11:27 – Messi has his eyes on the big one.
“I come to a team that is already put together, it was close to winning the Champions League. I’m here to help and with more desire than ever. My goal is to be able to lift another Champions League and I come to the ideal place to achieve it.”
11:24 – Al-Khelaifi is asked about Kylian Mbappé
“Mbappé is a Paris player, we know his future. He said he wanted a competitive team, you can’t have a more competitive team. He has no excuse to do anything other than stay.”
11:21 – And on linking up with Neymar again as well as Kylian Mbappé for the first time.
“It’s crazy. I’m going to play with the best players in the world, and that’s always good.”
11:20 – No insight into when Messi will make his debut.
“I spoke yesterday with the technical staff. Maybe I need a pre-season myself and I hope I can play as soon as I can.”
11:15 – Messi continues, “I want to thank the club for their treatment. I arrive at an ambitious club and I see that we are prepared to fight for everything, that’s why I’m here.
“I have a will to play and I still want to play and win as much as I wanted it at the first moment of my career. This club is ready to fight for all the trophies, this is my goal, to keep growing, keep winning titles and that’s why I’ve come here to this club. I hope we can make it happen.”
11:14 – Now it’s Messi’s turn.
“I’m very happy. Everyone knows my departure from Barcelona was very hard after many years but as soon as I arrived here, the happiness is huge. I’m excited and want to train because I can’t hold back the urge to meet my team-mates.”
11:10 – “I’m very happy and proud to present Lionel Messi as a PSG player,” Al-Khelaifi says. “This is an amazing, historic day in the football world.”
“He is the only player to win the Ballon d’Or six times. He makes football magic, he’s a winner.
“There was a great desire on both sides to make this happen.”
11:07 – From all the noise outside to the chilling silence of the press room. Messi sits down to speak alongside PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
11:06 – There he is! Messi has arrived!
10:57 – We’re still waiting, with Messi set to meet the press in just a matter of moments.
10:43 – It seems as though Messi is set to arrive soon. And there’s a huge crowd outside the Parc des Princes waiting to welcome him.