Leonardo, sportive director of the PSG


Leonardo recognizes that PSG wants to sign Leo Messi

Published:18/01/2021 - 15:54h

Updated:18/01/2021 - 20:04h

Leonardo, PSG sports director, acknowledged in his last interview that the Parisian team has Leo Messi on its agenda for the summer. In addition, he admitted that he works on the renewal of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr

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Leonardo Nascimento of Araújo, sportive director of Paris Saint-Germain, spoke with the newspaper 'L'Équipe' in an extensive interview in which it referred to several subjects stood out. One of them, as it could not be of another way, went the possible signing of Leo Messi by his club. Surprisingly, the Brazilian spoke openly on this and recognised without fear that the Parisians have in his look to the Argentinian.

"Big players like Messi always will be in the list of the PSG", began, leaving fall that right now they have not initiated the negotiations with the '10', but that will do it prompt. "Of course, this is not the moment to speak of this or to dream with this. But we are seated in the big table of which are following closely this subject. In fact, still we are not seated in this table, but our chair is reserved in case...", it affirmed.

It is necessary to remember that the 'crack' finishes agreement this summer and already can negotiate freely his arrival to any team from June. Nevertheless, as he same said in his interview with Jordi Évole, will expect to final of course to decide if it goes or renews with the Barça. "I do not have at all clear until it finish the year, go to expect to that it finish the season. The important is to think in the team", commented the attacker.

On the other hand, it showed optimist with the renewals of Neymar Jr and of Kylian Mbappé, that finish agreement in 2022. "I expect that they are convinced that the PSG is a good place in this moment for an ambitious footballer and of very high level. Only we have to find an agreement between his wishes, his requirements, our expectations and our means", stood out.

However, in spite of his evident optimism with Ney and Mbappé, Leonardo left the open door to that any one of them can leave in case that it was not engaged with the project of the club. "We do not have to pray them: 'Please, remain'. There are more arguments that this. Those that really want to remain, will remain . We speak with regularity and have good feelings on these two subjects", declared.

Leonardo spoke of the dismissal of Tuchel

Finally, it left clear that the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel was something that in the PSG came arguing from did time and that did not have to surprise not even to the own trainer. "We knew, and he knew it, that would be difficult to renew his agreement at the end of the season. But here, we decide to advance us a bit. We do not change of trainer for lucirnos. I do not think that it can be a surprise for Tuchel. It was not the first time that argued the together situation. Perhaps no longer it understood me", it finalised.

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