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Messi: PSG Ronaldo: Bayern…


Barcelona/ Munich : Argentina’s superstar footballer Lionel Messi’s father is negotiating his son’s transfer from Spanish champions FC Barcelona to French side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), according to media reports.

Jorge Messi is maintaining a dialogue with Paris Saint-Germain Director of football and former Barcelona player Patrick Kluivert regarding a possible move of his son, French media RTL reported on Tuesday citing sources, reports Sputnik.

The striker’s current contract at Barcelona ends on June 30, 2018. Last month, Barcelona media reported that the Argentine forward isn’t keen to renew his contract.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso said he would love to have a star like Cristiano Ronaldo in the team as the Portuguese is now a complete player.

Ronaldo has hit top gear in recent weeks after a brief goal drought, with five goals in his last two matches helping to propel Real Madrid to a six-point lead at the top of La Liga.

Alonso spent five years alongside Ronaldo with Madrid, winning La Liga, the Champions League, the Spanish Supercup and the Copa del Rey twice before leaving to join Bayern in 2014.

“Cristiano has adapted on the pitch. He’s not a central striker, (but) he wants to play closer to the area,” Alonso told Onda Cero.

“He intuitively knows where the ball will go – a lot of goals are scored with his first touch.

“I think he’s done very well, having taken this step and getting closer to the area. As long as he’s getting 50 goals, I wish we had someone like him here. Cristiano’s numbers are amazing, indisputable,” he added.