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Messi to PSG: Verratti latest to add fuel to transfer talks

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Those at Parc des Princes have been openly expressing their desire to join forces with the mercurial Argentine amid his uncertain future.

Marco Veratti is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.

Messi, as it stands, will leave FC Barcelona for free at the end of the season, and his future has been a subject of intense speculations lately.

Angel Di Maria last week claimed there exists a “big chance” that his compatriot will sign for PSG in the summer.

Di Maria’s comments came after teammate Leandro Paredes and PSG sporting director Leonardo had publicized the club’s interest in the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Mauricio Pochettino also earlier opened the door for the Barcelona talisman while Neymar too expressed a desire to reunite with his former partner in crime last month.

PSG have been called out by Barcelona for openly flirting with the player, but now another one of the Ligue 1 champions’ players says Messi would be welcome at the club.

“Of course, I would like to play with Messi,” Veratti told Canal+. “To have him in the squad would be something magnificent, one more thing that football would give to me.

“I would give the ball to Neymar and Messi and stay behind to just enjoy watching them a bit.”