Fans get fed up with PSG’s drawn-out Lionel Messi announcement

Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of Lionel Messi late on Tuesday evening – after posting short videos over the course of several hours teasing his arrival.

After it was confirmed that morning that Messi had agreed to sign a two-year deal with the French giants, with the option of a third, social media went into overdrive about when the official club announcement could arrive.

The official PSG Twitter account then began to post what became a series of cryptic videos ahead of Messi’s arrival.

The first included an image of a shirt signing, the PSG dressing room and the famous ‘Allez Paris’ chant echoing around the Parc des Princes.

Then came a long shot of the Eiffel Tower, surrounded by six gold balls – each recognising the six Ballon d’Or’s that Messi has won.

At 5:30pm came a shot of the dressing room, where an Argentina flag was positioned between the PSG home shirts of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

Finally, the club account took fans on a tour of the club’s shop and through to the entrance to the pitch – only to cut out as the camera reached the tunnel.

Then came the announcement that football had been waiting for – Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain, confirmed.

After a whirlwind day, PSG then combined their teaser video into one, ending with the sight of Messi stood on the centre circle at the Parc des Princes.

They also filmed a behind-the-scenes video, showing Messi’s journey to the French capital, and the incredible ovation he received on arrival in Paris.

But some fans were disappointed that the drawn-out announcement from PSG took so long.

Between the first teaser clip and the official announcement, seven hours had elapsed.

Paris Saint-Germain continue their Ligue 1 campaign on Sunday when they take on Strasbourg.

However, it may be a few games yet until fans can watch Messi turn out for his new club.

In this morning’s press conference, he said: “I will have to do pre-season alone, and I hope to be able to play as soon as possible.”

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