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Asked about Leonardo’s statement about Lionel Messi, Mauricio Pochettino kicks in, but unleashes an improbable revelation on La Pulga.
At the end of the contract next June, Lionel messi is at the heart of many rumors. And these last hours, Leonardo confirmed that the PSG closely followed this file. ” Great players like Messi will always be on the PSG list (…) But we are seated at the big table of those who follow the file closely. Actually, no, we’re not seated yet, but our chair is just reserved in case … », Confided the Parisian sports director in the columns of France Football. An outing that Mauricio Pochettino was invited to comment.
Pochettino almost played with Messi
At the microphone ofEl Larguero, the coach of PSG was evasive about his interest in Lionel messi, but reveals he could have played with La Pulga. ” I’m not commenting. At Espanyol or Southampton, I dreamed of having the best. Messi was close to joining Espanyol … He was almost on loan, but he had a great game at the Gamper … I saw him a few times in London and Italy. We share Newell’s love, because we got out of there, and it brings us together », He confides to the program broadcast on the Cadena SER. Mauricio Pochettino refers to the summer of 2005 when the FC Barcelona thought of loaning Lionel messi to theEspanyol after having exceeded the number of extra-community players in its workforce. But in the meantime, La Pulga obtained Spanish nationality, and above all, he shone against Juventus (2-2) during the Gamper Trophy. Enough to convince Barça to keep him. A choice that the club blaugrana must not regret. It remains to be seen whether, 16 years later, Mauricio Pochettino will once again have the opportunity to cross paths Lionel messi.