Lionel Messi could be interested in a move to PSG, Eric Abidal reveals

The former Barcelona defender has stated that the French club could well entice the four-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Lionel Messi’s future was a major point of contention last month, after rumblings of a fall-out between Barcelona’s star player and head coach Luis Enrique.

These murmurings have died away due to the Argentina international’s superb recent form on the pitch for the Catalan giants, but one former Blaugrana defender has potentially stoked the fires with his comments to the French press.

Eric Abidal, who played alongside Messi at Camp Nou, has stated that the South American could well be intrigued by the potential of a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

With Messi having spent his whole career at the Catalan club, the retired defender feels the ambitious Parc des Princes outfit could offer the attacker a fresh challenge in his career.

“He’s won everything and maybe he would consider a new challenge to win new things,” Abidal told Telefoot, republished in Le Parisien.

“PSG has assembled a group of players with determination and many goals to achieve. It might be the club that would best please Leo.”

Messi has contributed a staggering 23 goals and assists since the turn of the year and seems intent on firing Barcelona to silverware this season.

The Argentine will be a major threat to Manchester City as the Catalan outfit face the English side in the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium tonight.

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