Barcelona manager responds to PSG interest in Lionel Messi

Ronald Koeman, manager of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)
Ronald Koeman, manager of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images) /

The French side have shown an interest in the Barcelona superstar.

With Lionel Messi’s contract up in the summer, interested clubs are now free to talk with the Barcelona star about a possible.

Therefore, it is not surprising some clubs have started to make their interest quite clear. Leonardo, the PSG sporting director, recently revealed his side were planning on making a move for the Argentine.

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His quotes made headlines as it is no secret Neymar wants to play with Messi again. That can only happen if his club sign Messi as it is impossible for Barcelona to pry Neymar away.

Naturally, manager Ronald Koeman was asked what he thought about Leonardo’s quotes in his press conference prior to their game against Cornella in the Copa del Rey.

"“If I am asked about interest in Neymar and Mbappe, I would say yes, so it’s the same,” Koeman said. “I don’t know what can happen in the future, I can’t give an opinion on them, just try and work on having the best squad possible.”Source: Sport"

Suffice it to say that Koeman was not happy with the comments made by Leonardo.

The ongoing speculation about Messi’s future has been a touchy subject around the Camp Nou with the player having made the choice to leave during the summer. However, he was ultimately forced to stay.

Since then, Messi has given an interview where he stated that he is once again content at Barcelona and with the desire to fight for titles.

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With no president in place and elections pushed back until March, Messi’s future will continue to be on the forefront. This is likely not the last time other teams will make comments about Messi nor the last time Koeman will be asked about the future of the best player on his team.