Speculation of Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain is growing, even recently it was revealed that the Les Parisiens players began talking about the arrival of the Argentinine superstar, as told by Leandro Paredes.
As is known, Lionel Messi is indeed on the threshold of exiting Barcelona, considering that his contract will end in the next summer. Meanwhile, until now there has been no sign that La Pulga will sign a new contract.
If the situation continues until the 2020/21 season ends, Barcelona will automatically lose Lionel Messi for free or for free.
It is reported that Paris Saint-Germain is one of the clubs ready to accommodate Messi and pay his high salary.
Interestingly, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona will face each other in the two legs of the last 16 of the European Champions League where the first leg itself will take place on Wednesday morning WIB (17/02).
Ahead of the match, PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes asked his team to really watch out for Lionel Messi.
“Facing Messi will force us to defend well. However, we will do our best to get a good game, have the ball and make sure that he doesn’t get us into trouble,” Paredes was quoted as saying by Goal International.
Furthermore, Leandro Paredes spoke of the news linking Paris Saint-Germain with Lionel Messi. He admitted that the Les Parisiens players had started talking about these rumors.
However, for now Paredes is reluctant to talk much because after all Lionel Messi will be his opponent in the first leg duel at Camp Nou.
“We talked a lot about [Messi rumors] in the dressing room but now I don’t want to talk about it anymore. It’s an important game and we are only focused on this match.” he stressed.
So far, Lionel Messi hasn’t talked much about his future. What is clear, he had planned to leave since last summer, but Barcelona prevented his departure by setting a tag of 700 million euros.
Now, if no new contract is agreed upon, nothing else can prevent the 6 Ballon d’Or winner from leaving this summer.