PSG midfielder Angel Di Maria revealed his admiration for Argentine teammate Lionel Messi and expressed his desire to team up with the Barcelona talisman in the near future after he claimed it would be “wonderful” to play with his countrymen for the Ligue 1 side.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United’s midfielder’s recent comment on Messi’s future have left Barca fans furious and current Catalans boss Ronald Koeman claimed that the comments were “disrespectful”.
It was expected that Messi would depart the Camp Nou following a highly publicized feud with then-president Bartomeu after the Argentine expressed his disappointment over the sale of former teammate and friend Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid.
The two midfielders have teamed up in the past for international duty and were a part of the Argentine squad that went on to achieve a third place finish in the 2019 Copa America.
Barcelona is increasingly hopeful of keeping Messi this summer. New president-elect Joan Laporta has been bullish over their chances of getting the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to stay. It is also speculated that Messi has been in contact with Laporta and has handed out a set of demands to be met if he stays and signs an extension with the club.
Goal understands that Lionel Messi’s contract expires this summer with his future in the balance and hasn’t come to a decision yet. Meanwhile, PSG will face a stiff competition from Manchester City as the Premier League giants will be hoping to lure the legendary midfielder to the Etihad.