The home support in attendance at the La Liga meeting between Barcelona and Getafe this afternoon have made use of the opportunity to take aim at Paris Saint-Germain, over the signing of Lionel Messi.
The name of Argentine superstar Messi has of course taken centre stage in the media over recent weeks.
This comes with the 34-year-old having been forced to close the legendary Barcelona chapter of his career, to instead seek out a new club.
Just hours after it was suggested that Messi was on the verge of putting pen to paper on a new deal at the Camp Nou, the Blaugrana released a statement, confirming the departure of their greatest ever player at the beginning of the month:
LATEST NEWS | Leo #Messi will not continue with FC Barcelona
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 5, 2021
Widespread chatter immediately followed in the media, amid mass speculation surrounding where Messi, a free agent for the first time in his career, was set to end up next.
When all was said and done, though, despite the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United all being tipped as potential landing spots, it came as little surprise when the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner opted to take his talents to France, with Paris Saint-Germain:
A new 💎 in Paris!
PSGxMESSI ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/scrp1su9a6
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 10, 2021
Despite his Parc des Princes switch having been made official almost three weeks ago now, Messi is actually yet to make his competitive bow for PSG.
This situation, though, looks set to change later this evening.
The veteran attacker has been included in Mauricio Pochettino’s latest squad, ahead of a Ligue 1 meeting with Reims on Sunday night.
Whilst those of a PSG persuasion are therefore no doubt buzzing with anticipation ahead of the Stade Auguste-Delaune showdown, their Barcelona counterparts, as outlined above, are in altogether less jubilant mood.
Ronald Koeman’s men themselves are currently locked in action, in a La Liga clash with Getafe.
And the home crowd in attendance at the Camp Nou, with their side boasting a 2-1 advantage, were keen to make crystal clear their feelings regarding Lionel Messi’s new club…
‘Puta PSG’ ringing around Camp Nou on the day Messi due to make his debut for his new club
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) August 29, 2021
This article was edited by Josh Barker.