Marco Verratti, PSG star, says he wants to play with Lionel Messi in France

Marco Verratti, PSG star, says he wants to play with Lionel Messi in France

- Marco Verratti has urged Paris Saint-Germain chiefs to sign Lionel Messi

- The Italian footballer stated that having Messi in France will be great for PSG

- Lionel Messi has been playing for Barcelona's first team since the year 2004

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Italian midfielder Marco Verratti who currently plays for French champions Paris Saint-Germain has expressed happiness to the possibility of Barcelona legend Lionel Messi joining him in France.

Marco Verratti and Lionel Messi are not new to each other as they have met many times in the Champions League even though Paris Saint-Germain have not won the championship.

Barcelona chiefs are thinking about the future of Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp as his current deal with the Catalans will be expiring at the end of the season.

And with five months to the end of his contract, Lionel Messi and Barcelona chiefs have not discussed a new deal and he has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Man City.

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According to the report on GOAL citing CANAL, Marco Verratti who has been playing for Paris Saint-Germain for the past 10 years stated that he would love Lionel Messi to become his teammate.

“Of course, I would like to play with Messi.
“To have him in the squad would be something magnificent, one more thing that football would give to me.
“I would give the ball to Neymar and Messi and stay behind to just enjoy watching them a bit.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona are currently occupying second position on the Premier League table with 43 points after 21 games, while Paris Saint-Germain occupy third on the log with 51 points.

Marco Verratti
Marco Verratti and Lionel Messi in action in the Champion League. Photo: CHRISTOPHE SIMON
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Earlier, had reported how Joan Laporta who is one of the presidential candidates at Barcelona stated emphatically that the club's captain Lionel Messi wants to remain at the Camp Nou despite having five months left on his contract.

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This declaration made by Joan Laporta will come as a welcome development for all Barcelona fans considering how they have been expecting Lionel Messi to sign a new deal.

Before the start of the ongoing League season in Europe, Barcelona almost lost Lionel Messi as the Argentine handed a transfer request after a disappointing season.

Lionel Messi was not happy with Barcelona's failure in the Champions League losing against German giants Bayern Munich and also how they failed to win any title last season in all competitions.


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