Paris Saint-Germain supervisor, Mauricio Pochettino, has revealed that he exchanged pleasantries with Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi after his group defeated the La Liga giants 4-1 within the Champions League spherical of 16 first leg tie earlier this week in Spain.
Pochettino additionally stated that he didn’t have any dialogue with Messi in regards to the 33-year-old’s future at Barcelona amid pursuits from PSG.
Messi’s contract at Barcelona will expire on the finish of the season, and PSG are the frontrunners for the Argentine captain’s signature.
Messi and Pochettino did cross paths instantly after the full-time whistle at Camp Nou, however the PSG boss is now saying that they solely stated ‘hiya and goodbye’.
“With Messi, we simply stated hiya and goodbye,” Pochettino informed Spanish outlet Tot Costa de Catalunya, as reported by Sport.
“We didn’t speak about his future.”
In the meantime, Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, has since urged Messi to go away his membership for PSG when his contract expires this summer time.
“His [Messi’s] future will likely be PSG, much more so given his show on the Camp Nou. They’re a group that may give him the choice of continuous to win trophies.”