- Ander Herrera claims that there is no way PSG would sign Lionel Messi without infringing on the Financial Fair Play rules
- The Ligue 1 side are understood to be ahead of Man City in the race to land the Barcelona star this summer
- Herrera added that it is disrespectful to Barca and Messi to claim that the Argentine's transfer would soon be a done deal
Paris Saint-Germain star Ander Herrera believes Financial Fair Play (FFP) could hinder the club's quest to land Lionel Messi from Barcelona, Goal.
The Argentine is in the last few months of his contract at the Camp Nou and is set to become a free agent this summer.
PSG and Man City are the leading clubs vying for the 33-year-old's signature but Herrera doubts if an agreement would be reached without breaking the FFP rules.
Goal quoted the former Man United midfielder:
“Messi, Neymar and Mbappe together? I don’t know how that would work with Financial Fair Play, but I don’t think so.
“I respect Barcelona, their coach and Messi so I’m not going to get into this one.”
The ex-Athletic Bilbao star added that it is disrespectful for people to comment about Messi's transfer just like Angel Di Maria and Marco Veratti did.
“When everyone at Barca was talking about Neymar, inside and outside the club, we did not like it.
“I'm not going to do something that I don't like being done to me. I have a lot of respect for Barca, Messi, his coach and his team-mates.
“It is not a strategy. Me, I will not speak about him. I respect those who do it, but I put myself in the shoes of the club in which Messi has evolved.
“If I were I at Barca, I would not like people talking about Messi. It does not seem to me to be a lack of respect, but I will not do it.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that France Football are playing mind games with Lionel Messi's picture wearing a Paris Saint-Germain shirt ahead of their round of 16 Champions League clash with Barcelona.
The French news media outlet used a fake Messi photo on their front page claiming that the 33-year-old is close to joining the club in the summer.
It is understood that Messi's former teammate Neymar is playing a behind-the-scene role to land the Argentine at Parc des Princes.
Source: Legit Newspaper