A former Parc des Princes favorite believes the presence of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in Ligue 1 will do the competition very well.
According to Ludovic Giuly, who plays Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe together, is a staggering idea, which expressed his excitement over the former Barcelona superstar’s arrival at Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi confirmed his departure from Camp Nou on Sunday, after the club announced that they could not sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner amid a financial crisis that caused them to set a record record of debt.
Barca could not sign Messi to a new contract without exceeding La Liga’s salary limit, and the 34-year-old is now preparing to take on a new challenge away from Catalunya, and PSG would reportedly run the race to his signature wins.
What was said?
Messi is expected to sign a two-year deal with Parc des Princes this week, reuniting with former team-mate Neymar, who has moved from Camp Nou to PSG for a world record € 222m (£ 188m / £). $ 261 million) agreement in 2017.
The Argentine international will also join World Cup forward Mbappe, and Giuly believes an attacking three-man Ligue 1 player will help him reach a new prestige after being regarded as one of the weaker divisions for years. in European football.
“We already had two of the four best players in the world, now we have the third,” said the former Barca and PSG winger. The Parisian.
“Do you realize that Neymar, Messi and Mbappe will play together in Ligue 1? It sounds staggering. Ligue 1 needed such positivity.
‘It will not only reflect on Paris, but on the whole of France. Everyone will just talk about him, everyone will go to the stadium to see him.
“It will do our league a lot of good.”
The bigger picture
Neymar and Messi had a good relationship at Camp Nou after the former’s arrival from Santos in 2013, winning eight major trophies together in four seasons.
The pair helped inspire Barca to an unprecedentedly high success in 2014-15, and it looks like they had a telepathic understanding in the final third along with Uruguayan frontman Luis Suarez, who completed Luis Enrique’s terrifying front line .
Neymar finally decided to step out of the shadow of Messi by joining PSG four years ago, but did not reach the same heights without him, and could rediscover his best form when they rejoin Parc des Princes.
Mbappe has meanwhile established himself among the elite strikers of his generation, but Messi’s presence can help him achieve his ambitions to become a Ballon d’Or winner in the near future, convincing him to ignore Real Madrid’s progress in favor of extending his stay in Paris.