Tim Vickery thinks Paris Saint-Germain have the upper hand in the transfer race to sign Lionel Messi following Mauricio Pochettino’s consultation as head coach.
Messi is a free agent in the summer and speculation is swarming about where he might be heading next, with PSG, Male City and even the MLS promoted as possible locations for the Barcelona super star.
The 33-year-old, who has actually scored an exceptional 644 objectives in 750 matches for the Catalans, sensationally revealed his desire to leave the Camp Nou throughout the summertime.
City are eager to sign Messi in the summertime as they look for to reunite the Argentine with Pep Guardiola, following a flashing four-year spell in Barcelona together from 2008-2012.
Nevertheless, Vickery thinks French giants PSG now have the upper hand following Pochettino’s arrival in Paris, whom they think would draw his fellow Argentine to the Parc des Princes.
” There’s no doubt in my mind that they have actually sacked the German Thomas Tuchel and got Pochettino in to attempt and make it appealing for Messi,” Vickery informed talkSPORT.
” For me that’s been a motorist of the relocation. Messi to PSG simply makes a lot sense– the Premier League is simply far too late for him.
” If he goes to PSG he can dosage himself a bit for domestic league and he’s still fresh for what truly matters to him, which is business end of the Champions League and another fracture at the World Cup.
” If he goes to Male City, the Premier League is so ruthless.
” He’s simply lost a bit of that velocity speed and it now might be a bit too late.”