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.
- updated February 9