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Barcelona candidate Font blasts PSG: They're trying to destabilise us

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has taken aim at PSG.

Ahead of their Champions League round of 16 tie, PSG players and coach Mauricio Pochettino have talked up the prospect of Barca captain Leo Messi joining them next season.

The likes of Angel di Maria and Pochettino have openly discussed the prospect of Messi joining them in Paris next term. And just this week, PSG midfielder Marco Verrattihas done the same.

For Font, this approach by the Parisians has two motivations behind it. He is convinced PSG are attempting to not only unsettle Messi, but destabilise Barca ahead of the tie.

Quoted by Le 10 Sport via Cataluyna Radio, he snapped: "They want to destabilise us again, like a week ago.

"There are people who wish things would turn out badly for us, that's a fact. Messi will not enter this kind of little game."

Off contract in June, Messi's future with Barca remains clouded. Though while he is free to discuss pre-contract terms with any foreign club, the Argentine great has thus far kept his own counsel.

Outstanding for Barca's dramatic 3-2 victory over Real Betis on Sunday, Messi is expected to start on Wednesday night for the first-leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final meeting at Sevilla.


- updated February 9

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