Pochettino Welcomes Option Of Having Messi At PSG
Mauricio Pochettino insisted that “any big player in the world is always welcome at Paris Saint-Germain” as the new coach of the French giants responded to questions about the possibility of a sensational move for his compatriot Lionel Messi.
The Argentine was asked several times about Messi at his first press conference since being named coach of PSG, with the Barcelona superstar now free to negotiate with other clubs as his contract runs out in June.
“To be honest we are not talking about that, it has been a crazy period for us, trying to adapt to a new club with meetings, training, preparing for the game tomorrow which is the main objective,” said former Tottenham Hotspur coach Pochettino, whose first match in charge of PSG will be on Wednesday at Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1.
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“We are going to have time to talk in the future, but any big player in the world is always welcome at Paris Saint-Germain.” Neymar set tongues wagging last month when he spoke of his desire to team up again with Messi, his old teammate at Barcelona, next season.
If that is to happen, then right now it seems more likely to be in Paris than in Barcelona, with the Catalans struggling financially and in crisis at boardroom level. Messi, like Pochettino, comes from the Argentine province of Santa Fe. Messi’s boyhood club was Newell’s Old Boys, where Pochettino started his career.