It is very true that Messi wants to leave Barcelona.
But the question is – who can afford him? One of the clubs in Europe right now who can very well afford Lionel Messi is Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi here could get a chance to unite with his former Barcelona teammate and World Cup win Neymar Jr. Neymar left for PSG in July 2017 for a fee of 222 million euros – and now with Messi gearing up to leave the Catalan club, he could very well follow in the same footsteps as Neymar.
Further, PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel is more than happy to him join the Ligue 1 champions.
“He [Messi] is very welcome! We lost lots of players for this campaign only and we lose now Thiago Silva and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. We need to use the transfer window now to make the squad bigger,” Tuchel told BT Sport.
“The campaign will be very demanding without any breaks. We need to build a strong, strong squad.
“We decided not to talk about transfers in this period here. We will sit together in the next days. We have many things to do to keep the level of the squad.
However, Tuchel said all this before the news of Messi leaving Barca broke out – and how the tables have turned now.
“What coach says no to Messi? I think Messi finishes his career in Barcelona. He is Mr. Barcelona.”
That’s true – you can’t really say no to Messi!