Former French Midfielder Fabrice Pancrate Predicts Messi and Ronaldo Will Join PSG by 2021

Former French midfielder Fabrice Pancrate is going all-out with his prediction for next year as he says that Paris Saint-Germain will sign Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by 2021.

Both Messi and Ronaldo have been rumored to leave their respective clubs as soon as this summer. Messi reportedly alerted the Catalan club of his intention to leave this summer and PSG is among the teams closely monitoring the situation. Meanwhile, PSG was linked with Ronaldo earlier this month, but there have been no reports stating that the two sides have engaged in talks for a blockbuster transfer move.

Still, Pancrate thinks that PSG will be able to sign both talents by next year. In an interview with Le Parisien, he provided a peculiar reason as to why he is going with this prediction and also added that one current top manager will join the pair at PSG.

“Beyond the city itself – because Manchester is ugly, it’s gray, it’s raining, there are plenty of parameters that make me say that Messi is going to Paris,” Pancrate said. “And Ronaldo will join him in 2021. And Guardiola too.

“I think Guardiola and Messi have spoken to each other before. Guardiola must have told him: ‘We’re going to turn up the sauce, like I want you in Manchester, but go to Paris and don’t worry next year I’ll join you there.’ I see it like that.”

He went on to provide his reasoning for why Ronaldo will join Messi at PSG.

“They will always make a technical difference,” Pancrate said. “And then if you were able to take a Buffon or a David Beckham at 37, with a marketing side that no one hides, it makes perfect sense to take a Ronaldo who is still very competitive, very professional, who doesn’t is afraid of nothing. Paris has everything to gain.”

Pancrate pitched to the two as to why joining PSG is the best option at this stage in their careers.

“All the stars who have come to Paris leave claiming their love for Paris,” Pancrete said. “Look at Thiago Silva. The setbacks, the criticisms, who cares, it’s part of football. But in the end, you get attached to it. Neymar, it’s the same: he wanted to return to Barca and now he’s in Paris all the time and he likes it because he can move as he wants.”

It will be a monumental task for PSG to sign both Messi and Ronaldo. But in the unpredictable world of the transfer market, nothing is out of the question.

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