Mauricio Pochettino returned to the underside of Lionel Messi’s arrival at PSG during the summer transfer window.
Regularly mentioned since last summer, as a result of the departure intentions expressed by the Argentinian at the end of August, the signing of Lionel Messi at PSG has nonetheless taken everyone by surprise. Up to the main concerned. While the six-time Golden Ball recently explained that he did not expect to leave Barça, Mauricio Pochettino in turn confided in his amazement when Leonardo first mentioned his possible arrival.
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“Leonardo calls me to say: ‘there is the possibility of signing Messi, do you like him or you don’t like him?’. The good thing is that Leonardo called me to ask me… (laughs). I said, ‘Is that a real question or…?’, I thought that was a joke. He said, ‘There is a possibility that Leo is coming, what do you think? Yes or no?’ And I say: ‘are we going to get him?’ (laughs) And that’s where the management begins », He said.
And Mauricio Pochettino to explain to have intervened himself once the arrival of his compatriot well and truly acquired. “Every evening, Leonardo called me to explain the situation to me. As the possibility of PSG appears, Leo wants to come here. Then we spoke when the situation became clear and there were only a few details left to work out. Before, no, he assured. It was a very normal, very natural conversation. We had the advantage of having players like Neymar and Di Maria who had spoken to him and he had an idea of what PSG and Paris are. ”
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