Atletico Madrid clears air on trying to poach Messi from Barcelona

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Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has denied that they tried to sign Lionel Messi.

According to him, there was never a chance of landing Messi from Barcelona.

While Messi has been reunited with Neymar, who was one-third of the famous MSN partnership at Paris Saint-Germain, there had been speculation that Luis Suarez could be the one lining up alongside him for the 2021/2022 season.

Someone, however, insists there was no contact between his employers and the 34-year-old.

“You can see that Barcelona’s situation caused this exit and that it was huge for our league because of the standing Messi has in LaLiga and in Barcelona.

“It is clear that we were not talking to him and did not have the slightest chance of taking him,” Simeone explained to reporters in a press conference held on Saturday.

On LaLiga being without Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time, Simeone added: “I understand that in the English League, Messi and Ronaldo are not there either and it is one of the biggest leagues in the world.”