Messi departs from Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain

Owen Taylor, staff writer

Lionel Messi, soccer player, recently departed Barcelona to play at Paris Saint-Germain.
On August 10, Messi signed a two-year contract with the option to extend it for a third season.“It was crazy, I open Twitter and see that Messi had officially moved to PSG and I couldn’t believe it, we will be seeing him in a different jersey for the first time ever,” said Connor Lund, a senior.
Messi will play alongside Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, a friend of his.
“Having Messi and Neymar back together on one team will surely help win some trophies and produce some great soccer to watch, so I am excited to see what Messi can do at PSG,” said Kal Goff and long term Messi supporter.
Messi was not the only new addition to PSG. Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, and Gini Wijnaldum all signed with Messi.
With these new additions to PSG, many soccer fans expected the team to perform strongly this season. Additionally, all eyes are on the team. Over 20 million people started following PSG’s Instagram in Messi’s first two days as a member of the club.
“I think Messi will play well at PSG, hopefully he gets more minutes, but with Neymar and the rest of the crazy lineup they have he should excel there,” said Andrew Barab-Shed, a former soccer player at Cactus Shadows.
In a nostalgic move, Messi took jersey number 30, his number during his first two seasons at Barcelona.
In his debut, Messi subbed in for Neymar during the 66th minute in a game against Reims. PSG won 2-0.