PSG chief gives an update on Lionel Messi amid transfer speculation

Paris Saint-Germain are linked with a move for Lionel Messi.

The Argentine striker is yet to sign a new contract with the Catalan giants but he is expected to extend his contract in the summer.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi reminded Laporta that Messi was free to talk to any club to consider his viable options.

Last summer Messi expressed his desire to leave Camp Nou but a move failed to materialise.

“I told him that Messi was at the end of his contract and that all the clubs have the right to talk to him,” Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe.

He added: “All the great players want to come to PSG and I say this to make things clear, not to answer about Messi.”

Nasser Al-Khelaifi also revealed that Barcelona tried to re-sign Neymar but failed in their efforts.

He said: “It was not difficult to reach an agreement. If the issue dragged on, it was due to the pandemic, but I never had doubts.]

“Despite the fact that the club you mention – referring to Barça – He tried to recruit Neymar until the end. Obviously, we rejected him.”


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