It’s not unusual that shortly after a big defeat for Barcelona, there are rumours signalling the end of days. Of course, in the Catalans’ case, we’re talking about Lionel Messi’s inevitable departure from the club. This morning, the papers are all over that alleged transfer.
Mundo Deportivo claim PSG are coming for the Argentine and even quote their sporting director, Leonardo, ‘flirting‘ with the idea of that huge move.
Of course, this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise given the circumstances and the recent events. However, we do know Messi is not going to leave until the summer. It has to be said, as Mundo Deportivo remind as well, that the two teams will face in the next round of the Champions League.
The Parisiens aim to take advantage of that clash to destabilise Messi and maybe make their moves then.
SPORT are talking about the exact same thing this morning – ‘PSG are going for Messi‘, screams the title that serves both as news and warning.
“We are happy to join the large table of interested parties. We haven’t moved in yet, but we have already reserved a seat“, were the words of Leonardo, the sporting director of PSG, who seems confident about their chances.
Summer will be here soon and everything should be resolved by then. However, it does seem like the media are convinced the final goodybe is quite near.
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.