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 time and make his technique to PSG.
Rumours that the Argentine’s long-time rival Ronaldo might 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 stated?
Quizzed on the potential of Messi becoming a member of the membership later within the 12 months, the PSG chief responded: “We now have nothing in any respect in relation to the longer term, besides the thought of extending the gamers that we have already got.
“There’s 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’s nothing (with Messi).”
Leonardo stopped in need of confirming PSG’s reported curiosity in Ronaldo, however did admit that the membership is at all times open to the potential of signing one of the best gamers within the recreation.
When requested to weigh in on a doable swoop for the Juventus famous person, he added: “What makes us pleased is that the PSG is sort of at all times in all of the information. It is good. The switch window may be very fluid, there’s motion.
“PSG may be very desired, typically. 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 want to come. However now we have no negotiations in progress concerning a brand new participant.”
What has Leonardo beforehand stated about Messi?
Leonardo publicly admitted that Messi is on PSG’s radar when he revealed that the French champions are conserving shut tabs on his contract state of affairs firstly of the 12 months.
“Nice gamers like Messi will at all times be on PSG’s record,” he stated. “We’re seated on the massive desk of these golf equipment who’re following the matter intently.”
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The potential of each Messi and Ronaldo transferring to PSG appears unlikely regardless of the continued rumours, however it’s definitely not past the realms of chance that one among them might 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 might 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 time solely to see his exit path blocked, and has insisted that he will not make a last determination on his long-term future till the tip 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.