Lionel Messi has shocked the footballing world after electing to sign with Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year free transfer deal. Messi joins PSG after departing from Barcelona, where financial complications prevented him from re-signing with his boyhood club.
Former Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho well knows what Messi is feeling right now, as he featured with PSG two decades ago.
On Twitter, the Brazilian provided his reaction to Messi’s blockbuster move to PSG, where he also gave a shoutout to longtime rival Sergio Ramos.
“It is a great joy to have played in these two clubs and now to see my friend wearing this shirt,” Ronaldinho said. “May there be many more moments of joy, Leo. I am also very happy for Sergio Ramos on the team and a super cast. I smell Champions.”
É uma alegria muito grande por ter jogado nesses dois clubes e ver agora o meu amigo vestindo esta camisa, que venham muitos momentos de alegria Leo!!! Também fico muito feliz com o meu parceiro @sergioramos no time e um super elenco, to sentindo cheiro de Champions hein kkkk 🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/4cDlScpMJt
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) August 10, 2021
With Messi now at PSG, the French powerhouse is well now the heavy favorites to win the UEFA Champions League this season.
For now, all eyes will be on just when Messi will make his first appearance in Ligue 1. The Argentine will be looking to help PSG capture the league title after the side finished in second place behind Lille OSC in the final league standings last season.