Messi buddy puzzles over the background

Leandro Paredes and Lionel Messi have also been playing together at club level since this season. In an interview, he reports on the process of his national team colleague’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.

For Leandro Paredes it was actually clear that Lionel Messi would extend his expiring contract with FC Barcelona. Both had seen each other on vacation in Ibiza, reports Paredes on TyC Sports. Messi left to extend his contract at Barcelona, ​​recalls the Parisian player, who first tried to persuade him.

“We insisted: ‘Come with us to PSG’, but he told us: ‘I’ve already arranged everything, tomorrow I’ll travel to sign.'” But then everything turned out differently. Barça could not afford Messi’s extension, the marriage broke up after more than 20 years together. Paredes is still puzzling over the background to this day.

“I don’t know what happened on the trip to Barcelona because the same night he was about to sign the contract, he told us he was coming here,” said Paredes. Messi then apparently quickly decided to sign a contract with Paris Saint-Germain. At first Paredes could not and did not want to believe that either.

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He continues to rummage through his memories: “When he told me that he had already arranged everything and that he was flying to Paris to sign the contract, I said to him: ‘I won’t believe you until you sign and I put you in the shirt of Paris Saint-Germain see.'”

Messi looks back on a mixed debut season in France. The superstar was sometimes exposed to severe hostilities because he was mainly responsible for the early elimination in the Champions League. Towards the end of the season, however, La Pulga got along better and still has 22 goals in 32 competitive games.