Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has provided an update on Lionel Messi's official debut for the club ahead of their Ligue 1 clash on Friday night.
The Argentine has been training with PSG for over a week now, but was in the stands, along with Neymar and Angel Di Maria, for the club's 4-2 win over Strasbourg last weekend.
There have been reports that Messi will only make his debut on 29 August away at Reims, but Pochettino did not give an official date despite encouraging signs in training.
"We have not yet communicated plans to the group, we will analyse and decide after the conference," he said, per Goal.
"We all know his qualities, he brings a very positive energy. The connection was made quickly.
"You can tell there's a good feeling, and not only in the dressing room but also on the pitch."
Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos will only return to competitive action after the international break next month.
"Sergio Ramos and Colin Dagba continue to train and work their way back to full fitness. Their return to competition is planned after the September international break," the club confirmed on its official website.
Below are pictures of Messi's first week at PSG: