Lionel Messi ‘severely thought-about’ snubbing PSG switch for Luis Suarez reunion at Atletico Madrid however deal collapsed
LIONEL MESSI was reportedly contemplating a sensational reunion with ex-Barcelona pal Luis Suarez at Atletico Madrid.
Atletico allegedly approached the Argentine in a last-minute bid to steal him from Paris Saint-Germain’s clutches, based on Ignacio Miguélez.
Messi was reportedly contemplating becoming a member of Suarez at Atletico earlier than deciding to go to PSGCredit: AP
The LaLiga champions’ boss Diego Simeone straight contacted Messi himself to try to full a deal, Miguelez claims.
And he additionally alleges that the 34-year-old and his household have been tempted to take up Simeone’s supply.
If fellow Argentine Simeone had managed to finish his proposed Messi coup, it might’ve seen him hyperlink up with Suarez on the Metropolitano Stadium.
The pair constructed a powerful bond collectively at Barca, and wreaked havoc on opposition defences afterSuarez joined them in 2014 for £75million.
The ex-Liverpool man went on to offer 47 assists for Messi, and Messi returned the favour by aiding Suarez 37 occasions throughout their six years collectively.
To prime it off they scored a mixed whole of 478 objectives between them, which helped Barca carry 13 trophies, together with 4 LaLiga titles and one Champions League.
Their bromance was dropped at an abrupt finish when Barca boss Ronald Koeman shipped Suarez to Atletico final September.
They’ve remained shut ever since and have been pictured consuming out along with their wives in Madrid in Could.
It was additionally alleged that Suarez had even tried to get Messi to Atletico himself in current occasions.
However any hopes of their on-pitch reunion has been dashed by PSG, who introduced Messi’s signing earlier in the present day.
PSG confirmed the signing by sharing a teasing video on social media, containing Messi’s Argentina shirt and 6 Ballon d’Or awards.
Passionate PSG supporters arrived at Le Bourget airport on Tuesday morning to catch a glimpse of the footballing legend.
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There have been additionally loads of followers on the membership’s Parc des Princes stadium and on the streets of Paris as Messi appeared within the French capital.
The four-time Champions League winner waved to his adoring supporters from a window at Le Bourget airport carrying a Paris prime.
Messi’s contract is but to be formally introduced however it’s believed to be a two-year take care of the choice of a 3rd.
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Messi arrives in France to finalise a switch to PSG as followers go wild