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PSG Play Down Messi Transfer Rumors

Mon 07 Dec 2020 | 11:24 AM
Mohammad Elzoheiry

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo explained his club's position on signing Barcelona's star Lionel Messi.

"We don't touch other people's players" Leonardo said when asked about the possibility of Lionel Messi teaming up again with Neymar.

"You know, it's normal for Neymar to say that to an Argentinian journalist," he told Canal+. "He had to talk about Messi. It's normal.

"We have to maintain respect for others. He's a Barcelona player. When somebody talks about our players, we are not happy. So we don't touch other people's players. Now is not the time to think about the transfer window.

"We are very happy with the squad we have. We are thinking of our season and the end of the first part of the season, which was very complicated," he added.

"We have to stay focused on our goals such as qualifying for the last 16 in the Champions League. And also we have to think about Ligue 1, and avoid finding ourselves in a complicated situation. Let's keep our focus." Leonardo concluded.

Brazil international Neymar said days ago that there is nothing he wants more than to line up alongside his former Barcelona teammate again next year.

Neymar and Messi played together at Camp Nou between 2013 and 2017.