PSG was able Lionel Messi return to the team when they host Nantes to the Parc des Princes on Saturday. The Argentina international played for his country against Brazil this week, helping to confirm a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup for Albiceleste.
While, Barcelona President Joan Laporta has hinted that Messi could return to Camp Nou. Elsewhere, PSG has entered the race for a striker in Serie A.
On that note, here’s a look at the key PSG transfer stories for November 18, 2021.
Barcelona president hints at the return of Lionel Messi
Joan Laporta has hinted at a spectacular return for Lionel Messi at Barcelona. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner left the Blaugrana this summer to join PSG on a free transfer. However, the Argentine’s time at the Parc des Princes has been a mixed journey.
While Messi has impressed the Parisians in the Champions League, he has cut an unfortunate number in Ligue 1. The Argentinian has three goals in three Champions League games this season. But he failed to break his duck in the tournament for five games.
Recent rumors suggest the 34-year-old is not settling well in Paris, and is finding his way back to Barcelona. Laporta has now added fuel to the fire with her recent comments.
Speaking at a press conference, as relayed by PSG TalkLaporta does not rule out Lionel Messi’s return to the club.
“The return of Lionel Messi or Andrès Iniesta?” I do not rule out their return; it happened to Dani Alves. Age is just a number. I cannot predict the future. They are still playing; they are great Barça players. We always have them in our hearts, but they have contracts with other clubs, and we have to respect that. But you never know in life,” says Laporta.
PSG joins race for Dusan Vlahovic
The Norwegian, who could be available on a discounted deal next summer, has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League. The Ligue 1 giants have been forced to look for alternatives. and identified 21-year-old Vlahovic.
Vlahovic has been explosive this season, scoring 10 goals in 13 games so far. PSG are also preparing for life after Kylian Mbappe, and believe the arrival of the Serbian can help them deal with the Frenchman’s impending departure.
PSG interested in Barcelona prodigy Diego Almeida
PSG interested in Barcelona youngster Diego Almeida, according to PSG Talk via Sport.
The 17-year-old is with the Blaugrana until 2023, but the Parisians are plotting to take him to the Parc des Princes. The Ligue 1 giants want to upgrade their backline next year. Sergio Ramos is at the end of his career, and Presnel Kimpembe is going through a difficult period.
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So PSG turned their attention to the youngster. The Parisians can attract young players with the promise of a starting position.
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