This is what Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone did to try to sign the star Lionel Messi, before his move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed that he tried to sign his compatriot, star Lionel Messi, before moving to Paris Saint-Germain, with the help of his former Barcelona colleague and current Uruguayan “Rojiblancos” player Luis Suarez.
Simeone said in a press statement: “Despite all the respect I have for Messi, I did not speak to him, but spoke with Suarez to ask him how Messi is, and if he is ready or there is any possibility of him moving to Atletico Madrid.”
He added, “The matter lasted only three hours, because Paris Saint-Germain was determined to sign him.”
Since his move to Saint-Germain, Messi has scored only one goal, which was in a superb manner in the match against Manchester City in the Champions League.