Lionel Messi Has Finally Given His Verdict On The Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel Di Maria has revealed that he came close to linking up with global teammate Lionel Messi at Barcelona this summer, before the deal fell through.

Barcelona parted company with Neymar last summer as he joined Paris Saint-Germain for an eye-watering fee of £200million.

"I have started the year on a really good level and I am very happy, that I am assisting goals is great because I prefer that to scoring".

Despite many predicting the end for the Catalans, they have stormed to the top of La Liga and are now on course for the Treble.

"I was close to Barcelona, but in the end, it wasn't possible", the winger told TyC Sports, as quoted by Spanish news outlet Marca.


He has been a first-team regular and has scored an impressive 13 goals from 28 appearances, including a fine hat-trick last time out against Sochaux.

"Being around at the same time as Messi has made it much more hard for him", Di Maria told TyC's Libero show, as cited by AS. Both PSG and City are running away with their domestic leagues and with former manager Pep Guardiola guiding City, they are a risky prospect.

The Argentine star has been repeatedly linked to Barcelona, the rivals of former club Real Madrid. "Cristiano Ronaldo is special but Messi is from another planet". He will always surprise you.

The list goes on and on and the thing is, Messi is still only 30-years-old.

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