The 17-year-old was introduced to the six-time Ballon d’Or winner with PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino by his side.

“If you need anything, I’m here,” the French-speaking Gharbi said to Messi in perfect Spanish.

After the two shook hands, Messi gave the PSG prospect a hug while Pochettino praised him with a smile.

“How great, he’s a star,” Pochettino said.