Barca and PSG will meet later this month in the Champions League round of 16.
talian midfielder Verratti told Canal+: "Of course I would like to play with Messi.
"I would give him and Neymar the ball and sit back and watch a little bit. It would be amazing to have him with us, another present for me from football."
Also in France on Monday, France Football dressed Messi in PSG colours on the front cover of their magazine.