Messi to PSG: Lionel Messi is set to feature for PSG following a shocking exit from FC Barcelona ahead of the upcoming season. Just like Messi, former Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos also left the Lons Blancos earlier made the switch for the Parc des Princes outfit.
He will soon join the elite list of players who have not only taken the field with Messi but also played with Cristiano Ronaldo. Let’s have a look at 5 players who played with the Argentinian and the Portuguese icons during their careers.
Messi to PSG: Sergio Ramos
The former Los Blancos star was a mainstay for Real Madrid for the last decade. He was at the center of the club’s defense leading the La Liga outfit to numerous trophies.
After failing to agree upon a contract extension, the 35-yea-old decided to leave Spain. He is possibly in the twilight years of his career and will now play “not against but alongside” his former clubs’ arch-rival turned teammate Lionel Messi.
Messi to PSG: Angel Di Maria
PSG and Argentina star Di Maria was a crucial part of the Real Madrid squad that won the Champions League in 2014. He had the privilege to the field alongside Ronaldo during his time in LaLiga. He is also a regular alongside Messi for the Argentian national football team.
The 33-year-old is set to reunite with Lionel Messi at a club level now after the latters’ shocking move to PSG in the ongoing summer window. The duo has been playing together for quite some time now, linking up on national duty.
It remains interesting to see how they play together again in Ligue 1 this season. Apart from the duo, Di Maria has also played with superstars like Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar, and French sensation Kylian Mbappe.
Messi to PSG: Gerard Pique
The FC Barcelona defender kickstarted his career while playing in La Masia in his formative years. Later, Pique left Spain and went to play for Manchester United in 2004 where he featured alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese international was on the rise to stardom design the iconic number seven for the Old Trafford outfit. After failing to establish himself in United’s first team, the center back returned to Camp Nou. Since his return, he has been a major part of FC Barcelona. Pique has gone on play with Lionel Messi for nearly a decade and won multiple trophies with the Argentine magician.
Messi to PSG: Carlos Tevez
An Argentine national, the former Boca Juniors star playing with Lionel Messi for the national side team for several years. He has also featured for various clubs during his time as a professional footballer and spent two seasons at Manchester United.
During his time at Old Trafford, Tevez played with Cristiano Ronaldo and formed an amazing partnership with the Portuguese star. They went on to win the Premier League and the Champions League before Tevex joined Manchester City in 2009.
Messi to PSG: Paulo Dybala
The Juventus attacker has been playing with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus over the last few years. They have formed an amazing partnership for the Turin-based team scoring goals for fun in Serie A.
Being an Argentina national, Dybala gets the opportunity to play with Lionel Messi for La Albiceleste whenever he is away on international duty. The Juventus forward has is also claimed to be the heir to Lionel Messi and is expected to lead the Argentinian national side in the coming years.