Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has had his say on Leo Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain, saying the player will adapt quickly with the club.
Pique, whose company Kosmos bought the TV rights to Ligue 1 in Spain, expressed his belief that if Kylian Mbappe leaves Paris Saint-Germain, the club will replace him with a world class player.
“I feel that if Mbappe leaves this year, [PSG president] Nasser [Al-Khelaifi] is not going to let him go if he doesn’t have another one there to present,” continued Pique.
“Regardless of whether he stays or leaves, we are more than fine, [as] our friend Nasser will be there guaranteeing that there are stars in the French league.”
Pique believes that Messi and Neymar will gel quickly in PSG’s attack, but he indicated that the Argentina captain will need some time to adapt to Ligue 1.
“They know each other a lot, there is a lot of chemistry,” noted Pique.
“They will understand each other with their eyes. One moves into space, the other gives the ball.
“That will be very common, and on a day-to-day basis. The French league is very physical, Leo will have a hard time adapting but he will be there quickly.”