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Lionel Messi is back at the Paris Saint-Germain training center after winning the World Cup with Argentina last month.

A tweet from the club’s official account on Wednesday read: ‘Welcome Leo’, along with a video of the 35-year-old arriving at the resort.

A separate article shows footage of Messi being greeted by teammates in the dressing room, including Brazil star Neymar.

Messi returns to the French club at an important time, with the team losing for the first time this season against Lens last weekend. PSG’s lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table has therefore been reduced to just four points.

The team’s next game is against Chatearoux in the Coupe de France on Friday – a match that could come too soon for Messi.

His return to Paris comes on the same day that longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled at his new club Al Nassr.

The Portuguese star signed for the Saudi club last week following his high-profile departure from Manchester United in November last year.

And on Tuesday, the 37-year-old was introduced to fans in Riyadh, referencing his multiple accomplishments on the pitch as his reason for leaving Europe.

“I’m so proud to make this big decision in my life, in football… In Europe, my job is done. I won everything,” the five-time Ballon d’Or winner said. “I played for the most important clubs in Europe and for me now it’s a new challenge.”

Ronaldo added: “I had many opportunities in Europe, many clubs – in Brazil, Australia, USA, even Portugal – many clubs tried to sign me, but I give voice to this. club for the opportunity.”



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