By Dan Ripley for MailOnline
Published: 23:59 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 23:59 BST, 6 September 2020
Paris Saint-Germain have admitted they considered signing Lionel Messi this summer once they found out he was willing to leave Barcelona.
Messi stunned the world when he admitted he wanted to leave the Nou Camp on a free transfer, only for the LaLiga giants to insist clubs would have to trigger his £625million release clause to sign him.
Not wanting to fight his club in court, Messi reversed his transfer request and will now remain part of new manager Ronald Koeman's rebuild for this campaign.
Lionel Messi had requested to leave Barcelona on a free transfer earlier in the summer
But after being unable to secure a move, he pledged his future to the Nou Camp
PSG's sporting director Leonardo has admitted though, that the