Tension at Camp Nou as top European giants confirm interest in signing Messi

Tension at Camp Nou as top European giants confirm interest in signing Messi

- Lionel Messi has emerged as a target for French champions Paris Saint-Germain

- PSG sporting director made it clear that the club will go for Messi if he is available

- Manchester City are also said to be interested in the signing of Lionel Messi

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Leonardo who is the sporting director at French champions Paris Saint-Germain has stated emphatically that his club are so much interested in the signing of Lionel Messi from Barca.

The future of Lionel Messi at Barcelona has not been sorted as the Argentine is currently spending the last season on his contract at the Nou Camp.

Before the start of the ongoing Spanish La Liga season, the Argentina international handed a transfer request following the club's inability to win a title last term.

Barcelona's embarrassing defeat in the Champions League also made Lionel Messi angry and thought leaving the Camp Nou would be the panacea.

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The six-time Ballon d'Or winner was seriously linked with a move to Premier League side Manchester City so as to have a reunion with Pep Guardiola.

According to the report on UK Sun, Leonardo explained that Lionel Messi is the type of player all clubs in the world would want in their teams.

"Great players like Messi will always be on PSG's shortlist, but now isn't the time to talk or dream about this.
"We are sitting at the table following this matter closely.
"Four months in football is an eternity, especially in this day and age, but our chair is reserved at the table."

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi and his teammates at Barcelona are currently occupying third position on the Premier League table with 34 points after 18 games.

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Barcelona legend Lionel Messi in action for the Catalans. Photo by Quality Sport Images
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Argentina legend Lionel Messi edged other superstars to the World’s Best Playmaker of the decade title, with fiercest rival Cristiano Ronaldo not making the top 10.

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The Portuguese star is named in 12th position according to a latest compilation by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

This special recognition has been on annually since 2006 but now they have taken time to give a winner over the last decade.

Last year, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne beat the Argentine to win the to the title, but Messi had won it four times previously - 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.

For the playmaker of the decade, the Barcelona captain finished with 174 had 127, while Ronaldo received 54.

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