The person in command of transfers at Parc des Princes has weighed in on the potential of a sensational double swoop for 2 of the world’s greatest gamers
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has responded to the membership’s hyperlinks with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi, who is quick approaching the ultimate few months of his present contract at Barcelona, has been tipped to name time on his illustrious 16-year profession at Camp Nou this summer season and make his approach to PSG.
Rumours that the Argentine’s long-time rival Ronaldo may be part of him at Parc des Princes have surfaced this week, with Leonardo talking out on the continued hypothesis throughout an interview with RMC Sport.
What’s been mentioned?
Quizzed on the potential of Messi becoming a member of the membership later within the yr, the PSG chief responded: “We now have nothing in any respect in relation to the long run, besides the thought of extending the gamers that we have already got.
“There may be nothing to contract or plan for something. We’re additionally obliged to measure what would be the monetary outcomes of this season.
“So, we’re attentive, however there may be nothing (with Messi).”
Leonardo stopped wanting confirming PSG’s reported curiosity in Ronaldo, however did admit that the membership is at all times open to the potential of signing the very best gamers within the sport.
When requested to weigh in on a potential swoop for the Juventus celebrity, he added: “What makes us comfortable is that the PSG is sort of at all times in all of the information. It is good. The switch window could be very fluid, there may be motion.
“PSG could be very desired, basically. All the good gamers are linked to PSG. That is one thing that should be valued.
“We’re at all times within the place to talk with the good gamers, who wish to come. However we now have no negotiations in progress relating to a brand new participant.”
What has Leonardo beforehand mentioned about Messi?
Leonardo publicly admitted that Messi is on PSG’s radar when he revealed that the French champions are retaining shut tabs on his contract scenario initially of the yr.
“Nice gamers like Messi will at all times be on PSG’s listing,” he mentioned. “We’re seated on the massive desk of these golf equipment who’re following the matter carefully.”
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The opportunity of each Messi and Ronaldo shifting to PSG appears unlikely regardless of the continued rumours, however it’s definitely not past the realms of chance that one among them may be part of Mauricio Pochettino’s ranks.
Ronaldo’s future at Juve was thrown into doubt following their early Champions League exit this week, with solutions that the Italian giants may look to money in on their prized asset earlier than he turns into a free agent in 2022.
Messi, in the meantime, pushed for a switch away from Barca final summer season solely to see his exit path blocked, and has insisted that he will not make a remaining choice on his long-term future till the top of the season.
Neymar has welcomed the prospect of his former team-mate’s arrival at PSG, who’re reportedly set to supply him a bumper contract that the Blaugrana can’t afford to match amid the coronavirus disaster.