Fabrice Pancrate the Paris Saint-Germain former midfielder believes Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will all end up in the French capital and claims “Manchester is ugly” amid Man City interest in the Argentine.
Messi has told Barcelona he wants out and as gathered by Total News24, the Argentine plans to meet the Catalan Club’s board to discuss leaving on good terms.
L’Equipe have claimed that PSG sporting director Leonardo contacted the 33-year-old’s father, Jorge, to inquire about his situation before being told that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has opted to join Manchester City.
However, Pancrate, who played for PSG between 2004 and 2009, believes the Ligue 1 champions have a masterplan in place which involves not only Messi, but Guardiola and Juventus star Ronaldo too.
“I’ll tell you what I think. Beyond the city itself – because Manchester is ugly, it’s grey, it’s raining – there are plenty of things that make me say that Messi is going to Paris,” Pancrate told Le Parisien.
“And Ronaldo will join him in 2021. And Guardiola too.