Paredes Says Messi Coming To Paris Saint-Germain Was A Dream
Lionel Messi’s move to PSG was a dream come true, says Leandro Paredes, who was left lamenting that no deal had happened for his Argentine teammate.
What did Paredes say about Lionel Messi?
Lionel Messi shocked the football world by submitting an official transfer request last summer, and while he ended up staying at Camp Nou for the last year of his contract, the 2020-21 campaign was rife with speculation about which club he would lead next. Paris Saint-Germain was touted as the most likely destination for the 34-year-old, who is now officially a free agent, but Barca has reached an agreement to re-sign the mascot artist to another long-term deal.
The chances of a French outfit acquiring Lionel Messi are now in smoke, much to the dismay of Paredes’, who would have loved to mess with his fellow countryman at the Parc des Princes after winning the 2020 Copa America with Argentina. Midfielder Paris Saint-Germain said yes, there was a lot of talk at the club when it was revealed that Lionel Messi might be coming to Paris. according to Leandro Paredes it was a dream to imagine that Messi might be with them next season, but hey, it didn’t. Leandro hopes he likes where he plays.
Paris Saint-Germain have an interest in Lionel Messi
Paris Saint-Germain has made no secret of his desire to sign Lionel Messi, with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Leandro Paredes both publicly confirming their interest earlier this year. Former Barca Neymar winger also hailed the prospect of reuniting with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner at the Parc des Princes in December, with Paredes saying the club will welcome him with open arms later that month. However, Leandro Paredes backed down three months later when he said Paris Saint-Germain had asked him not to talk about Lionel Messi, who allegedly turned down several offers in favor of signing an extension to Camp Nou.