Richarlison says he looks up to the Argentine great.
The Brazil international said, "I would like to change my shirt with him and have it well kept. It is a privilege to see him play and play against him. And who knows if maybe one day I will also play in the same team with him.
Asked if, in that case, he would sign for an Argentine club like Newell's Old Boys, where Messi is expected to retire, the Brazilian said: "For me... You never know tomorrow what is going to happen.
"You have to always leave the doors open and there are also great clubs in Argentina."