A few weeks ago, Neymar made it clear to ESPN‘s microphone that he’d like to play his former FC Barcelona teammate, Lionel Messi. With the 33-year-old’s contract coming to an end after the 2020-21 season, there’s a possibility that the two could reunite at Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite some wanting to see a reunion, former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger doesn’t think that reuniting the two isn’t an ideal move. During an interview with Europe 1 (via Paris Fans), Wenger stated that the players who will be replacing the likes of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are already at the capital club.
“Lionel Messi is one of the two best players in the world. Those who will replace Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are already at PSG (Neymar and Mbappé),” Wenger said. “After that, it’s a question of balance in a club, a balance technically and also economically. Can you keep the balance at PSG by bringing in players like Messi? I’m not sure.”
The former Arsenal bench boss has a point that PSG should continue trying to work the extensions of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. Nonetheless, if Les Parisiens feel that they cannot get a deal done with their 21-year-old forward, it’s not a bad Plan B to have in going after Messi for a short-term solution to replace Mbappé’s production.
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