Paris Saint – Germain sporting director Leonardo has revealed that the French champions contemplated moving for Lionel Messi during this summer’s transfer window.
Messi recently announced that he intended to leave Barcelona this summer before later having a change of mind.
The Argentine superstar now intend to spend at least one more season at Camp Nou.
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Premier League club Manchester City were believed to be leading the race for the 33-year-old’s signature with the offer of a reunion with Pep Guardiola too tempting to ignore.
Leonardo has revealed that the Ligue 1 champions looked into signing the Argentina international before the announcement at the end of last week.
“When we found out that [Messi] wanted to leave Barcelona, we thought about it,” Leonardo told Canal+. “We wondered if it would be possible to make the signing. Players like that are completely out of the ordinary.”
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