LFP President Vincent Labrune has released an official statement following the announcement of Lionel Messi's signature for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
Official statement from Vincent Labrune, President, Ligue de Football Professionel
The arrival of Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain is a global event. It is an historic day for French professional football and Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Lionel Messi is a football legend, who is writing the history of our sport alongside the likes of Pele and Maradona. It is a great opportunity for French fans and for all football lovers to be able to see the best player in the world play in our stadiums or on television.
It is also great news for the international exposure of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. The arrival of Lionel Messi will increase the attractiveness and visibility of our championship on all continents.
The recruitment of Lionel Messi also offers the greatest hopes to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, and by corollary to all French football in the quest for a better UEFA index.
This unique event is the result of the strategy of the Paris Saint-Germain management, which has enabled the Parisian club to become one of the biggest franchises in world sport in ten years. On behalf of French professional football, I want to thank PSG Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi for making this dream possible.
Messi is magic!