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Paris Saint-Germain’s new coach, Mauricio Pochettino was repeatedly asked about Lionel Messi in his first press conference at PSG. Lionel Messi would be out of contract with Barcelona in the summer and there have been rumors of the Argentine linking up with his former teammate, Neymar at PSG.
Neymar fueled rumors of the Argentine joining PSG last month when he expressed his desire to be reunited with his former attack partner. Neymar and Messi had a successful time at Barcelona where together with Luis Suarez, they formed one of the deadliest attacking trios in football history.
Pochettino, in response to Lionel Messi’s links to PSG, stated that any big player would be welcome at PSG.
“To be honest, we are not talking about that, trying to adapt to a new club with meetings, training, preparing for the game tomorrow which is the main objective.
We are going to have time to talk in the future, but any big player in football is always welcome at Paris Saint-Germain,” Pochettino said.
Lionel Messi has also stated that he has not made a decision on his future and would only do so after the current season. The Argentine handed a transfer request last summer but was turned down by the Barcelona board.
Pochettino’s first test at PSG would come on Wednesday when the team faces Saint-Etienne in the Ligue 1.