PSG Star Leandro Paredes Echoes Neymar's Call for Lionel Messi to Move to France

Leandro Paredes has echoed Neymar's call for Lionel Messi to move to the French capital
Leandro Paredes has echoed Neymar's call for Lionel Messi to move to the French capital / Soccrates Images/Getty Images
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Leandro Paredes has echoed Neymar's call for Paris Saint-Germain to sign Lionel Messi when his Barcelona contract expires next summer.

Messi has been linked with a move to PSG after making his desire to leave Barcelona well-known last summer. And hopes a fellow countryman can be tempted to the French capital.

He told ESPN: “Messi at PSG? I hope so, we all want him to come but it will be his decision. We have an incredible squad, good players, good people, we take advantage of that. As I have said, I hope Leo will make the best decision for him, but we will welcome him with open arms.”

Messi has been linked with a reunion with Neymar, and the Brazilian had already stated his desire for Messi to make a move to PSG prior to Paredes joining the conversation.

After scoring twice for PSG in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United, Neymar told ESPN, "What I want the most is to enjoy playing with him [Messi] again. He can play in my role, it wouldn't be a problem with me! For sure, next year we have to do it."

Barcelona remain desperate to persuade Messi to stay and sign a new deal with former president Joan Laporta reading little into comments from Neymar and Co.

He told Radio Catalunya: “It is normal for him to say it, they are friends and have an established understanding between them. This relationship is normal. I hope that Leo can wait and listen to the proposal of the new Barcelona president.”

“We have contact with Leo, I know he appreciates me, we respect each other, but we have not talked about the renewal. Messi guarantees you to aspire to be able to win everything. I want him to stay at Barca.”