After the announcement that Messi will not continue at Barça, all eyes turned to Manchester and Paris, the two most viable destinations for Leo for sporting, emotional and economic reasons.
With Chelsea’s permission and a new script twist like last year, almost impossible after the words to Joan Laporta, the question is whether the former Barça captain will meet again with Pep Guardiola at City or with Neymar at PSG.
From Paris they have not stopped launching siren songs to try to seduce Leo, who has always wanted to meet his good friend Ney.
This same week he had dinner in Ibiza with the Brazilian and three more Parisian players Verratti, and the Argentineans Di María and Leandro Paredes, with whom he won the Copa América with the albiceleste .
After listening to the former Barça coach and Mauricio Pochettino, it seems that his new home, after 20 years in Barcelona, is closer to the Parc des Princes than to the Etihad.
“We are looking at, analyzing all the possibilities and Messi’s is one of them,” commented the Argentine coach, confirming the interest of a PSG that until now was reluctant to sell Mbappé to Madrid, despite the fact that the contract ended the year that comes and does not want to renew.
According to ‘L’Équipe’ the PSG I have already presented an offer of 40 million net and two years, plus an optional one. According to the newspaper this Sunday there would be a meeting to discuss with the player’s father to discuss the proposal. In addition to Neymar, who charges 35 net, Pochettino would have already spoken with his compatriot.
As if all these signs were not enough, the world of Twitter echoed a message from the brother of the Emir of Qatar, the financial arm of PSG, announced that the negotiations with Messi have concluded successfully. Too fast, just 24 hours after the announcement of the break with Barça not to doubt.
And more considering that according to his surroundings, the Rosario is in a state of shock due to the sudden obligation to pack his bags and leave the city that has been his home for more than two decades with his family.
Just as clear as Pochettino at a press conference, but in the opposite direction, Guardiola has shown himself. “We have spent 40 million on Jack Grealish, plus the 60 that we have raised in sales, and we have given him number 10. Lionel Messi is not in our plans.”
City were the club that was most interested in Messi last year after the burofax. But now the priorities seem different: after Grealish, he wants to strengthen himself with the signing of Harry Kane , so that they share a front as they did in the English team in the last European Championship.