PSG pulled off one of the most stunning transfer windows in history by signing Barcelona legend Messi, AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma, Real Madrid captain Ramos and Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum as free agents, along with a big-money move for former Inter Milan full-back Hakimi.
The fact that PSG were able to sign Messi and Ramos – the former skippers of Spain’s two biggests clubs – on free transfers highlights the financial muscle of the French giants’ ability to offer big contracts as they bid to finally deliver the Champions League trophy this season.
But coach Mauricio Pochettino will also be tasked with restoring PSG’s domestic dominance after Lille won the Ligue 1 title last season.
With PSG in action against Strasbourg in Paris on Saturday evening, Messi, Donnarumma, Ramos, Wijnaldum and Hakimi were unveiled to delighted fans at the Parc des Princes.
All five wore matching white T-shirts featuring the quintet’s silhouettes and new PSG shirt numbers along with the message: “We are Paris,” with fireworks adding to the sense of occasion.