Lionel Messi got to meet some of his new teammates for the first time at Paris Saint-Germain’s Camp des Loges training facility on Thursday.
The Argentine football superstar has been on downtime since winning the Copa America with Argentina in July and started his first PSG session with some simple physical exercises.
“I’ve been out of action for around [a] month and I need to get physically ready. I hope to be ready as soon as possible because I can’t wait to play,” Messi said at his unveiling at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
But the 34-year-old is unlikely to make his debut for PSG this weekend when Mauricio Pochettino’s team play Strasbourg in Ligue 1.
Messi only arrived in the French capital on Tuesday before penning a two-year contract with the option of a third season.
The club also revealed Thursday it had paid Messi a signing bonus in PSG’s own virtual currency, $PSG Fan Tokens, which originally sold at €2 each and are currently trading at over €30 each.
Fan tokens are a type of cryptocurrency that allows holders to vote on mostly minor decisions related to their clubs.
Messi will wear the No. 30 jersey at PSG.