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Paris Saint-Germain respond to the rumors of Messi coming to Ligue 1

Sun 06 December 2020 | 14:05

Though Neymar has expressed his desire to reunite with his former teammate, PSG are not going to make a move on the player any time soon, revealed Leonardo.

Paris Saint-Germain

sporting director,

Leonardo

, played down the rumors of their link to the Argentinian star, Lionel Messi, following the emergence of recent reports.

Messi

, who expressed his desire to leave

Barcelona

in the summer, may be heading to another club now that his chances to stay with the team are very much decreasing.

Though

Neymar

raised the speculation of PSG interest in Messi after stating his wish to reunite with his former teammate, Leonardo denying the reports said:

“No. You know, it's normal for Neymar to say that to an Argentinian journalist. He had to talk about Messi. It's normal.”

“We have to maintain respect for others. He's a Barcelona player. When somebody talks about our players, we are not happy. So we don't touch other people's players. Now is not the time to think about the transfer window.”

“We are very happy with the squad we have. We are thinking of our season and the end of the first part of the season, which was very complicated.”

“We have to stay focused on our goals such as qualifying for last 16 in the Champions League. And also we have to think about Ligue 1, and avoid finding ourselves in a complicated situation. Let's keep our focus.”

Others including PSG President,

Nasser Al-Khelaifi

, and Barcelona boss,

Ronald Koeman

, also denied the ongoing rumors.


source: SportMob