Any big player ‘welcome’ at PSG, says Mauricio Pochettino

January 5, 2021
By: Daniel Orme

New Paris Saint Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that ‘any big player’ would be welcomed at the club amidst links to Lionel Messi and Dele Alli.

The Argentine was appointed as the Ligue 1 club’s new boss in January following the departure of Thomas Tuchel and focus in the media has already switched to potential incomings at the Parc des Princes.

With Messi reportedly still considering an exit from Barcelona, one of his potential future employers has been talked up as PSG.

Pochettino has suggested that Messi, as well as any other of the world’s greatest players, would be welcomed with open arms at the club, but instead decided to draw the focus away from his transfer plans.

Talking at his unveiling, the Argentine said: “Any big player in the world is always welcome at Paris Saint-Germain.

“We haven’t had time to talk about [transfers].

“Since January, when we arrived at Paris Saint-Germain, was a crazy period for us to try and adapt to a new club, a lot of meetings, training sessions and to prepare for tomorrow’s match.”

Pochettino will hope to get his tenure in the French capital off to the best possible start at his side tackle St-Etienne away from home. The odds of a Paris Saint Germain victory are 4/11 with William Hill.

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