Javier Zanetti reveals Inter and Lionel Messi had talks after the Argentine star had to leave Barcelona. The Nerazzurri were keen to capitalize on the opportunity to sign Lionel Messi. But they could not compete with Paris Saint Germain and other Premier League clubs. However, Inter still had a reputation, and they had talks with Lionel Messi for a potential transfer. But the Argentine decided to move to Paris Saint Germain as they offered a better sporting project.
The Argentine forward could not extend his contract with Barcelona due to financial issues with the club. Hence Lionel Messi was without a club in the summer of 2021, and many clubs were after him. Signing Messi would have taken Inter to next level, as the Argentine helps in the financial side of the game as well. However, the Nerazzurri would have struggled to keep up with his wages. In the end, Messi liked the move to Paris Saint Germain to reunite with his former teammate Neymar.
Zanetti reveals Messi and Inter talks when the Argentine left Barcelona
Javier Zanetti has a good relationship with Messi, and he was eager to make the move happen. Inter have had several opportunities in the past to sign the Argentine but have never submitted a formal bid. The move to Paris Saint Germain did not take much time, as Messi was clear about where he wanted to move. The Nerazzurri have been on the rise in recent years, and have built a reputation in Europe. But they could not convince the Argentine star to come to Milan.
Zanetti has praised Inter Milan’s performances this season. The Nerazzurri have struggled to remain consistent, but they have now picked up their form. Moreover, Zanetti said that due to fixture congestion, it is hard to keep the intensity high at all times.