PSG Transfer news roundup: Lionel Messi tagged as one of the best players; Parisians interested in AC Milan star and more
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PSG have increased their chances to compete on multiple fronts by adding Lionel Messi to their roster this summer. The Argentine is expected to propel the Parisians to Ligue 1 glory this season, and his pedigree could also make a difference for Mauricio Pochettino’s team in Europe.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has been labeled one of the best players in history by one of his current PSG teammates. On the other hand, the Parisians are interested in an AC Milan star whose current contract expires next summer.
Along those lines, here’s a look at PSG’s key transfer stories as of October 12, 2021.
Lionel Messi is one of the best players in history, says PSG’s Georginio Wijnaldum
Lionel Messi has been labeled as one of the best players in history by Georginio Wijnaldum. The Dutchman joined PSG in a free signing this summer, as did the Argentine. Wijnaldum was supposed to team up with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in Barcelona. But, as fate would have it, the two met in the Parc des Princes.
Ever since he arrived at PSG, Wijnaldum has been in awe of Lionel Messi. The Argentine has had a slow start to life in Ligue 1, but has already made his mark in the UEFA Champions League. The Dutchman has now revealed what it’s like to play alongside the former Barcelona superstar.
Speaking to the official FIFA website, broadcast by PSG Talk, Wijnaldum said that it is a blessing to have Lionel Messi as his teammate.
“Seeing greatness from such a short distance is hard to describe. He is one of the best players in history. Seeing him train every day is a true honor. And seeing how good he is as a person makes him even more special. Everyone. at PSG they are very happy. It has given the club a great boost. I am lucky to have him as a teammate, “said Wijnaldum.
The PSG interested in Franck Kessie
PSG is closely monitoring the status of Franck Kessie’s contract with AC Milan, according to PSG Talk via La Gazzetta dello Sport. The Ivorian midfielder’s current contract expires next summer. But talks about an extension have failed to reach an agreement on the player’s salary demands.
Kessie wants an annual salary of around 8 million euros, while the Rossoneri are only willing to offer her 6 million euros a year. Parisians are following the events in San Siro with great interest and are ready to start talks with the Ivorian if he does not reach an agreement with Milan before the beginning of January.
Mauro Icardi’s agent rules out moving to Newcastle United
Mauro Icardi’s agent, Gabriele Giuffrida, has hinted that a move to Newcastle United might be out of the question, according to Caught Offside. The Argentine was linked to the Magpies in recent times. It was reported that Newcastle United could try to bring Icardi to St. James’ Park next year.
However, Giuffrida has revealed that Icardi and his family are happy at PSG, and that the Argentine has no intention of leaving the Parc des Princes next year. So it seems Newcastle will have to consider alternative targets.
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