MONACO stars are “super excited” after Lionel Messi signed for Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, according to Cesc Fabregas.
The Spaniard has also warned PSG that the pressure to dominate European football will reach new heights after signing Messi.
Messi and Fabregas played together at Barca, but also played against each other when Fabregas moved to ChelseaCredit: GETTY IMAGES
The Argentine superstar has openly admitted that he has arrived in the French capital purely to lift the Champions League once again.
And old Barca teammate Fabregas said: “Having Leo in this league is really special. In the last few years PSG have tried to win with big names.
“But obviously Leo is the greatest. There is no one like him. With him the level increases.
“When PSG don’t win the league everyone sees it as a disaster. They have spent a lot of money and everyone talks about it as a one-team league.
“I am sure the coach Mauricio Pochettino would prefer to have the pressure knowing he needs to win rather than the other way around.
But obviously Leo is the greatest. There is no one like him. With him the level increases.
“We will see where it takes them.”
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Yet Fabregas knows that the clamour to get Messi’s shirt when the two meet in the league in December will be an even tougher job.
He added: “The team is super excited as no one expected this to happen. Most of them are kids and grew up as PSG fans and everyone wants his shirt.
“He probably only has two and we have 25 in the squad so I am not sure how I will do it.”
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Messi is reportedly earning £650,000-a-week at PSG