PSG Manager Mauricio Pochettino Finally Says How His Side Were Able to Sign Lionel Messi

PSG Manager Mauricio Pochettino Finally Says How His Side Were Able to Sign Lionel Messi

  • Lionel Messi left Spanish club Barcelona after 21 years, but his move to PSG has continued to generate new topics
  • Manager of French club PSG, Mauricio Pochettino, has disclosed that everything about Messi’s switch happened so fast
  • According to Pochettino, a connection exists between himself and the superstar as they are from same country Argentina

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The manager of French club Paris Saint-Germain Mauricio Pochettino has narrated how the French club were able to convince Lionel Messi to switch, Mirror reports.

Several top clubs in Europe jostled for the signature of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, but Messi finally signed for the Parisians after Barcelona allowed him to go.

The Argentine player spent 21 seasons with the Spanish outfit and the world was stunned when news filtered that Messi had agreed to join PSG.

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PSG Manager Mauricio Pochettino Finally Reveals How His Side Were Able to Sign Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi joins Mauricio Pochettino at PSG. Photo: Anthony Dibon
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He was forced to leave Catalan club Barcelona and everything went rapidly as the 34-year-old was announced as a PSG player.

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In a chat ahead of their Champions League match against Club Brugge, PSG boss Pochettino explained why he thinks he was able to convince Messi to join him in the Ligue One. He told Uefa.com:

“I didn't think it was possible [that he would sign for us], and when an opportunity appears and everything goes so fast, you can't immediately process it.
“However, there's that connection: we both are Argentinian, we both support Newell's [Old Boys], we both come from Rosario.
"I have also admired him for a long time when facing him as an opponent, so having him now training with us is really nice.”

Ex Barcelona star desperate to return to club

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Meanwhile, Briefly News reported that President of Barcelona football club of Spain Joan Laporta has stated that Brazilian legend Neymar was desperate in reuniting with Lionel Messi at the Catalan club before the Argentine left, Sky Sports reports.

Laporta stated that Neymar was keen on a return to the Catalan outfit having left to join French club Paris Saint-Germain.

The playmaker was at the La Liga club for four years helping them to win two La Liga titles, three Copa del Reys and a Champions League.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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