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Lionel Messi No30 PSG shirts sell out in 30 MINUTES

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By Dave Fraser

The Paris Saint-Germain club shop sold off Lionel Messi shirts in just 30 MINUTES as a gigantic queue weaved through the French capital.

The Argentine superstar, 34, officially completed his move to the Ligue 1 giants on Tuesday following his shock Barcelona exit.

Fans queued for hours outside the PSG club shop to get their hands on a 'Messi 30' jersey after they sold out online in just 30 minutes

Fans queued for hours outside the PSG club shop to get their hands on a ‘Messi 30’ jersey after they sold out online in just 30 minutes credit: AFP

Somes lucky fans were able to get their hands on a 'Messi 30' jersey on Wednesday morning

Some lucky fans were able to get their hands on a ‘Messi 30’ jersey on Wednesday morning
Credit: AFP

Lionel Messi officially completed his move to PSG by signing a two-year deal on Tuesday

Lionel Messi officially completed his move to PSG by signing a two-year deal on Tuesday Credit: Rex

Messi signed a two-year deal and was given an outrageous police escort to PSG HQ after he landed in France.

PSG started selling ‘Messi 30’ jerseys immediately after the deal was made official on Tuesday night.

And incredibly the website sold out of the personalised kits in just 30 MINUTES.

Desperate to get their hands on the top, fans descended on the PSG club shop.

At one point, the queue weaved its way all the way back to a nearby metro station such was the demand for the ‘Messi 30’ kit.

PSG staff erected fences and aimed to shepherd fans safely around the outskirts of the shop.

But the majority of die-hard supporters know they face the prospect of waiting another few days at least to get their hands on a little piece of history

Neymar is the current No10 at the Parc des Princes and is claimed to have offered it to his old pal Messi.

But the Argentine decided to go back to his roots by taking the No30 – the number he wore for his Barcelona first-team debut way back in 2004.

Messi briefly also wore the No19 at the Nou Camp but decided to take the No30 in a bid to make his own, in the same way, David Beckham is now synonymous with the No23 and John Terry the No26.

And if the hoard of fans clamouring to get their hands on the kit is anything to go by, the 34-year-old still has time to make ’30’ his own.

As some supporters flocked to the club shop, others gathered around the stadium waving flags and flares as Messi was officially unveiled to the world.

Fans took flags and flares to watch Lionel Messi unveiled as a PSG player
Fans took flags and flares to watch Lionel Messi unveiled as a PSG player Credit: AFP

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