After Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director, Leonardo revealed their interest in taking the superstar to Paris on a free transfer this summer, Barcelona’s disappointment with PSG over their public pursuit of Lionel Messi’. This summer, Lionel Messi will be a free agent with his Barcelona contract expiring.
The 33-year-old openly spoke of his intention to leave the Spanish giants.
Messi is keen on PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino and sports director Leonardo.
Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have played for the last 16 years in the Champions League.
Both PSG sporting director Leonardo and manager Mauricio Pochettino shared their wishes for the 33-year-old to play next season at the Parc des Princes – a ploy that in Catalonia has done well.
The Spanish publication notes that Barcelona claims that PSG is using the same tactics as they did in August 2017 to entice Neymar to swap clubs for a £ 198 million world record. By making Paris his next main destination, they feel that the Ligue 1 outfit is trying to progressively shift Messi’s attitude.
Barcelona is also vexed when two results are triggered by the public position. One to destabilize Messi, the other to destabilize the club ahead of their last-16 PSG Champions League showdown.
On February 16 and March 10, the two teams clash over two legs and PSG’s action could interrupt the attention of their Spanish opponents.
As a consequence, for different reasons, Barcelona thinks Pochettino and Leonardo have ‘broken the codes of respect’ with their public remarks.