Leonardo, the sporting director of PSG, would have contacted the father of Lionel Messi to be interested in the situation of the Argentine. But the six-fold Ballon d’Or is heading more towards Manchester City.
The Paris Saint-Germain took a chance for Lionel Messi . For a long time, the Argentine star seemed absolutely untouchable, linked for life to FC Barcelona . This is no longer the case since the six-fold Golden Ball has placed itself on the transfer market by announcing to the Catalan club its willingness to leave this summer.
For the leaders of the PSG, it would have been a professional fault, and difficult to explain on the side of Doha, not to at least try to recruit the one who is undoubtedly the best player of the XXIst century. This is why Leonardo, the Parisian sports director, joined Jorge Messi, the player’s father, according to L’Equipe . The goal? To know what was really the desires of departure of the Argentinian, and to confirm to him that the PSG was quite ready to welcome him.
Despite the lobbying of Neymar, his former accomplice in Barcelona , Messi should refuse the advances of PSG. Still according to L’Equipe, Jorge Messi would have politely responded to Leonardo, but his son would rather have in mind to engage with Manchester City of Pep Guardiola , as was expected. The negotiations have already advanced well between the Skyblues and the Messi clan . Too bad for PSG, which will have tried less.