Messi confesses the hidden player Barca plans to sign
Lionel Messi has revealed Barcelona wanted to sign Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain.
The 34-year-old said this during his official unveiling on Tuesday.
Messi arrives as a free agent at the Ligue 1 club after over 20 years with Barca.
He will now link up with a host of other superstars at PSG, including Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
But he singled out Verratti for special praise in his first official press conference for the French club.
“Marco Verratti has shown that he is a huge player, one of the best in the world in his position. He is a phenomenon.
“He was wanted in Barcelona, but now it is the reverse and it is me coming to him in Paris,” Messi said.