Paris Saint-Germain chief reveals interest in Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi in action during the match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Lionel Messi in action during the match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Lionel Messi still has not given any hints as to whether he will stay at Barcelona or go to a different club after the end of the season. For now, he is completely focused on Barcelona and winning a trophy for the club. However, as he is still contemplating about the future, clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, and Inter Miami continue to prowl around him, waiting to snatch him up.

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PSG in particular is one of the clubs, he is likely to join if he leaves the Catalan giants. The French side became linked with the Argentine legend after Neymar publicly said that he would love to play with Messi in the Ligue 1 next season.

This brought forward many rumors and people speculated that the duo must have been talking about Messi’s potential move to Paris but the Barcelona captain ended the rumors by saying he has not held any talks with any clubs.

Then links became stronger when the French Champions chose Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino to become their new manager. The former Tottenham Hotspur boss neither denied nor affirmed the rumors but merely said that PSG was a big club and thus these rumors are common.

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Now PSG’s sporting director, Leonardo Araújo, has once again given a spark to the speculations with his latest remarks. In an interview with France Football, he was asked about the possibility of the Barcelona captain joining their club. He replied,

"“Great players like Messi will always be on PSG’s list. But this is of course not the time to talk about it, or to dream about it. But we are seated at the large table of those clubs who are following the matter closely.”“In fact, no, we are not yet seated, but our chair is reserved just in case. Four months in football is an eternity, especially in this period.”Source Goal"

It is likely that the French giants will make a move for the player in July although their budget may not allow it. They still have to renew the contracts of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr. Should they really want to get Messi, they can due to their owners but it will be financially irresponsible. Other than the Argentine, PSG is also linked with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, whose contract will also expire at the end of the season.

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