Madrid (AP) – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in one team? According to a report by “L’Équipe”, Ronaldo’s club Juventus Turin has signed up for the race for FC Barcelona’s world footballer who is ready to emigrate.
The favorite in advertising for Messi is still Manchester City, the French specialist newspaper stressed. “The two men are athletic rivals, but they respect and appreciate each other. And together they would have all the weapons to bring back the Champions League,” the paper writes. On Sunday it will be exciting whether Messi will appear for the medical tests in Barcelona. Spanish media write that he will definitely come not to give the club any arguments in a possible legal battle.
The knowledgeable Catalan magazine “Mundo Deportivo” wrote that Barcelona would under no circumstances allow Messi to leave for a free transfer or for a relatively low price. “It is not for sale,” the newspaper headlined on Saturday. A transfer of 700 million euros is anchored in Messi’s contract, which runs until June 2021.
There are also rumors about PSG. According to “Mundo Deportivo”, two close friends who play football at Paris Saint-Germain today called Messi to persuade him to move to the Seine: fellow countryman Ángel Di María and ex-Barça star Neymar.