'PSG is a great option for Messi'


Lionel Messi reuniting with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain would be a 'great option' for the Argentine superstar, according to former FC Barcelona forward Rivaldo.

PSG Sporting director Leonardo recently revealed that the French giants are monitoring Messi's situation at the Camp Nou, where his contract runs out at the end of the season.

Rivaldo feels the Ligue 1 champions are one of the few clubs financially capable of signing the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"Leonardo, PSG's sports director, has admitted that PSG are interested in signing Lionel Messi this summer when his contract ends at Barcelona," the Brazil legend told Betfair.

"They would be a good option for him, especially as the club has an Argentinean manager in Mauricio Pochettino. Messi would also be reunited with his friend Neymar, so he has a few reasons to say yes to the club if a proposal comes.

"In Ligue 1, he should shine without problems as it is a weaker league than La Liga and the Premier League, and it would also allow him to manage his fitness throughout the season for the big Champions League matches.

"Financially, few clubs can pay him better than PSG, so I think it would be a great option for Messi. French football would also benefit a lot from his presence in terms of media and sponsorship."