Diego Simeone tried to get Leo Messi to sign for Atletico Madrid when he left Barcelona. It is not information leaked by a media outlet, but a confession from the Atletico Madrid coach himself. In an interview given to 'Ole' in which he spoke about his day to day life, he mentioned that he asked Luis Suarez to contact the Argentine.
"I'll tell you a detail. When all this happened at Barca, we called Luis (Suarez). I didn't call Leo, but I did call Luis. I asked him about how he was, what he was thinking of and whether there was a slight chance of getting him to come to Atletico Madrid," he said.
"But that lasted three hours. PSG, obviously, we obsessed with that signing. The truth is that we never got the chance to see gim because he was always at Barca and we, referring to his coaching staff, we are at Atletico Madrid and we never coincided in the national team, either," he continued.
As Diego Simeone expected, Leo Messi signed for PSG after brief negotiations which led to the number 30 being one of the leaders of Mauricio Pochettino's group. With figures like Neymar and Mbappe on his side, he must aspire to everything, including the Champions League."
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