The manager wants Argentina to join Ligue 1, and he may be a little too eager
Michel De Zakarian, boss of Brest, said Lionel Messi “gives me a difficult task” amid reports that the Argentine is going to Paris Saint-Germain.
The manager claims that Ligue 1 to get a player like Messi would increase the form of the competition so that everyone in the process would increase.
Messi will leave Barcelona in the coming weeks after the Catalan club could not finance a contract extension due to increasing debt.
What was said?
“We say we have a brilliant league, but if we manage to catch up with a player, it would be exceptional,” said Zakarian. RMC Sport.
‘I’m not going to be polite here, but he’s giving me a hard job.
PSG’s pursuit of Messi
The French team has been behind Messi for a long time and showed his interest last season with players like Angel Di Maria openly urging Messi to join them.
But when Barcelona agreed with the star striker last month in a deal that has since fallen apart amid La Liga’s financial constraints, it appears PSG would miss their man.
Now they appear in a pole position to reunite Messi with Neymar to create a super-powered frontline.
Who else is in the Messi chase?
Pep Guardiola has insisted this week that Messi is no longer the target of Manchester City, who have been linked with him in the past.
“We spent £ 40m on Jack Grealish. We paid £ 100m and brought in £ 60m,” he said.
“He will wear the number 10 because we were convinced of Grealish and we were convinced that Leo would continue at Barcelona, so he does not think now.”
There are few other teams that can afford Messi’s wages, and the list has probably diminished by signings earlier this summer. Manchester United have already signed Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, while Chelsea about to sign Romelu Lukaku.