Kylian Mbappe and Leo Messi have been selected for the Ligue 1 matchday four clash against Reims. Both have been in the headlines pre-game. The former because he has been linked with Real Madrid and the latter because he has still to make his debut. The French media had already leaked this news, but it is now official.
The squad list is the following: Keylor Navas, Achraf, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Verratti, Mbappé, Paredes, Neymar, Di María, Danilo, Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Diallo, Draxler, Kehrer, Gueye, Kalimuendo, Messi, Bitumazala, Dina Ebimbe, Franchi and Donnarumma. A major absentee is that of Sergio Ramos.
Neymar, Achraf, Wijnaldum, Donnarumma… Even without Messi and Mbappe, Pochettino had a star-studded squad and Messi and Mbappe could start. Another possibility is that they will be on the bench and then they can come on a sub to try and change the game. This is more likely for the Argentine so that he gradually becomes match fit.
There was plenty of excitement on social media to celebrate Messi’s arrival after PSG announced the news on their official Twitter account. All eyes are on Messi to form a lethal front three with his good friend Neymar and the highly talented Mbappe.