LEO WANTED TO STAY IN BARCELONA
Leonardo reveals when PSG started negotiating with Messi
Published:16/09/2021 - 11:31h
Updated:16/09/2021 - 11:31h
Leonardo, PSG sports director, made it clear that the Parisian team was talking to Leo Messi during the past campaign since January. In addition, he made it clear that the idea of the Rosario was to stay in Barcelona despite the final outcome
After criticising with hardness to the Real Madrid for having contacted with Kylian Mbappé during the past market of signings of summer, Leonardo surprised recognising that Paris Saint-Germain did the same with Leo Messi. The sportive director of the Parisian picture, however, admitted that in his case was something totally lawful and legal, since only they did it from the past month of January.
From 1 January, the 'crack' became a free player to negotiate with the one who wanted to. Thus, it is totally legal that the Parisian or that any another team put in contact with him to try ficharle free for 1 July. The ex Brazilian player left this very clear not to generate controversy. "I can not hide that had contacts before. We speak, but always after the month of January", affirmed.
Leonardo insisted in the legality of the negotiation of the French with Leo, clearing that it did not have at all that see with the sucedido, for example, with Mbappé and the Madrid. "We did it when it was to six months of the end of his agreement. All did of perfect form, never contact with him before January", informed the technical secretary of the PSG in the interview that conceded to 'Channel + France'.
On the other hand, the Brazilian admitted that the idea of Messi always was to remain in the Barça. Nevertheless, once it closed him this door, the now '30' left him clear to Paris Saint-Germain his win of fichar by the club. "I think that his idea was to remain in Barcelona and possibly withdraw there, but when it finish everything, win them to come that it showed motivated us a lot for ficharle", signalled.
Leonardo thrilled for being able to fichar to Messi
The sportive director of the group of the capital of France recognised that it thrilled him a lot the idea to be able to see to the best player of the world and can that of the history in the Park of the Princes. "Imagine a player like Messi with the T-shirt of Paris Saint-Germain, is something enormous, very beautiful", finalised the one of Rio de Janeiro, ilusionado for seeing to the 'crack' this season in Paris.