Ronald Koeman sends message to Messi amid PSG offer
Reports in Messi’s homeland this week claimed the playmaker was set to move to the French capital this summer after the Parisians made an ‘unbeatable’ three-year offer to his representatives, which included taking the no.10 shirt currently occupied by former team-mate Neymar.
Messi is out of contract at the end of the season and he’s curbed all talk of his future until the end of the season, which has understandably left Barcelona worried that he could leave on a free transfer. The 33-year-old was desperate to leave last summer but decided to stay after a messy fall-out with the club’s board.
Paris Saint-Germain are desperate to sign the Argentine but Koeman insists the forward could stay at the club and he’s ‘not interested’ in the Ligue 1 club’s plans.
‘I’m not interested in PSG, I don’t know if it’s true,’ said Koeman. ‘I hope he stays with us. For me, he should finish here because he’s spent his whole life here, but ultimately it’s a decision that he will have to make. ‘It doesn’t worry me at all, I’m just focused on winning tomorrow.’