Lionel Messi’s PSG Shirt Sold Out Online Only 30 Minutes After Officially Signing For Club


Paris Saint-Germain fans flooded the club’s online store and snapped up all available Lionel Messi shirts only 30 minutes after his signing was officially announced.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner arrived in Paris on Tuesday for his medical ahead of completing his sensational free transfer to the Ligue 1 side.

Messi, whose Barcelona contract expired at the end of June, inked a two-year deal with PSG with the option to extend for a third.

PSG confirmed that the 34-year-old Argentine superstar would wear the No 30 shirt — a number he previously wore on his debut for Barcelona.

A new 💎 in Paris !


— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 10, 2021


— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 10, 2021

The official announcement video for Messi’s signing was posted at around 9:15pm UK time on PSG’s Twitter account.

Journalist Jonas Adnan Giaever later tweeted out that the ‘Messi 30’ shirt on the PSG store was sold out around 30 minutes after the aforementioned video was rolled out.


The PSG shirt with “MESSI 30” on the back is SOLD OUT on PSG’s official web shop. That has to be a record time, surely …

— Jonas Adnan Giæver (@CheGiaevara) August 10, 2021

Messi appeared at an emotional farewell Barcelona conference on Sunday before he received a formal contract offer from PSG.

The Barcelona legend flew out to the French capital with his family and was met with a spine-tingling reception from PSG fans.

Messi is reportedly PSG’s highest-paid player ahead of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe with his hefty £29.6m salary.

Credit: PA

 Speaking after his signing, the PSG new boy admitted that he “can’t wait to set foot on the Parc des Princes pitch.”

Messi said: “I am impatient to start a new chapter of my career in Paris. The club and its vision are in perfect harmony with my ambitions.

“I know how talented the players and staff are here. I am determined to build, alongside them, something great for the club and for the fans. I can’t wait to set foot on the Parc des Princes pitch.”

Featured Image Credit: PSG