The 1991 Ballon d’Or is delighted to see Lionel Messi land in Ligue 1, but he regrets the unlimited financial resources of PSG.
Jean-Pierre Papin is on the front page of Provence, Sunday. The opportunity for the former scorer of theIF to evoke the good season that could make Jorge Sampaoli’s team or his experience as a coach in Chartres (National 2). “JPP” is also questioned about the arrival of Lionel Messi to PSG. Or when the Ballon d’Or 1991 speaks of the six-fold Ballon d’Or!
« For the French championship, it’s wonderful, it will be one of the most followed in the world and the spotlight is perfect, thus believes to know the former French international. After to prevent them from winning everything, it will be hard, but Lille did it. Surprises can happen. But it will be a puzzle to thwart both Messi, Neymar and Mbappé ».
Titillated by the journalist of the regional media, Papin finally points the finger at the unlimited financial power of the Parisian club: ” I admire very much but it is abnormal that it is a country which manages a club. When you have unlimited means, which is the case, anything is possible “. He who is however a consultant on beIN Sports, a channel owned by Qatar like PSG.
The club led by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo did not hesitate for a single second to jump at the opportunity to afford Messi, after FC Barcelona’s decision not to keep “La Pulga”. After hiring Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos, all free, as well as Achraf Hakimi (60 M €), the sports director worked until then to reduce the workforce before negotiating the arrival of Paul Pogba …
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