Lionel Messi (35) could leave Paris Saint-Germain due to his expiring contract in the summer. The world star still keeps the public in the dark about his plans. Buddy Rodrigo de Paul (28) asks him to return to Spain.
Rodrigo de Paul won the World Cup in Qatar alongside Messi at the end of last year. The Argentinian would obviously welcome the prospect of going on a title hunt with his compatriot at club level in the future.
“Messi should come here (to Atletico Madrid; ed.). We will tell Angelito (Angel Correa; ed.) to give him the 10 and we will look for an apartment in the center of Madrid “, de Paul outlined his wishful thinking to the radio network Cadena SER.
The central midfielder, who himself only joined Atleti in 2021, then spoke highly of Messi. “You always live with the surprise of what he’s going to do next and you never quite understand it. He’s an extraterrestrial,” said the midfield clearer.
Messi would face some compatriots at Atlético – Photo: sbonsi / Shutterstock.com
Incidentally, the Rojiblancos could lure Messi with several arguments. In addition to de Paul and Angel Correa (28), the attacker in Madrid met Nahuel Molina (24), for example, another compatriot with whom he became world champion in December 2022.
The Colchoneros are also coached by Messi’s compatriot Diego Simeone. The club legend of FC Barcelona could possibly also be tempted to switch to city rivals Real Madrid of all places. However, Messi would then have to face Barça at least twice a year.
Sources used: Cadena SER