Earlier this year in August, Lionel Messi left Barcelona and made a move to Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year football transfer deal. The Argentine superstar went on to greener pastures during the summer after Barcelona decided not to honour their contract agreement. Having moved to Paris, Lionel Messi is still in contact with three former Barcelona teammates.
Joan Laporta turned down La Liga’s CVC offer to sign Messi, siding instead with Real Madrid and the European Super League in rejecting the loan. Messi left to join Paris Saint-Germain, a cash-rich French club, but he still retains ties to Catalonia where he spent roughly 21 years.
During his spell at Camp Nou Messi developed numerous deep relationships with teammates and it’s no surprise that he still communicates with a few of them. Messi told Sport football news when questioned who he still keeps in touch with, “Yes, I speak with Kun Aguero, who wasn’t a teammate at Barça but is a close friend. With Busquets and with Jordi Alba as well.”
Messi did not have the opportunity to play alongside international teammate Sergio Aguero at club level due to the former Manchester City star’s late arrival. Despite this, the two remain great friends, as do Alba and Busquets, who was there for Messi during the ordeal. “Those that I expected to support me did so,” added the now PSG star. “I took them all by surprise, like me. They were by my side supporting me the whole time.”