Diego Simeone confirmed of asking Luis Suarez to contact Lionel Messi regarding the possibility him joining Atletico Madrid prior to signing for Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi ended his time with Barcelona in August as he signed for PSG on a free transfer after the club were unable to re-sign the Messi due to salary cap restrictions.
Suarez and Messi formed a deep relationship on and off the pitch during their six years together at Camp Nou. Unfortunately, Suarez had to leave and join Atletico when Koeman said he (Suarez) was surplus to his requirements.
Messi and Suarez formed a dangerous attacking main option for the blaugarians and a trio with Neymar where the won the Champions League.
Deigo Simeone revealed he attempted to partner Suarez and Messi again when speculations about Messi’s future began to mount up.
“I’ll tell you a detail… With what happened in Barcelona, we called Luis [Suarez],”
“With all due respect, I didn’t call Leo [Messi], but I did call Luis to ask how Messi was doing, if he was eager or if there was a slight possibility that he would come to Atletico.” Simeone admitted.
[It was] something that lasted three hours, because PSG was already obsessed with that [signing].” Simeone added.
If that should have happen, It would have been a peculiar feeling for Simeone and the club’s fans to see Messi linking up with Suarez in attack to provide them with the goals and probably more trophies to their collection.
Simeone furthur explained that, if the deal should have gone through, the k focus would have remained on the team effort for a collaborative team effort brings out the best in Messi.
“He was always at Barcelona, I was always at Atletico [during Messi’s career] and we didn’t coincide as players in the national team,” he continued. “But to me, if you ask me where Messi has to play, I tell you in a team that wants to win, in a team that knows what it has to do to win.
“It doesn’t matter where he plays, it matters that the team is prepared to win. Don’t think about him, think about the team.”
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