Messi compares his new teammate to Barcelona legends, calls him one of the best player in the world

Lionel Messi seems to be enjoying life at Paris following his departure from Barcelona.

The Argentine signed a two-year deal with Paris saint German with the option of an extra year after confirming his departure from Barcelona. His departure from Barcelona, his childhood club, sparked heavy reactions across the football world. Indeed it took many by surprise.

The former barca star will now play alongside his former El Clasico nemesis Sergio Ramos and a whole host of wonderful players, including Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Mbappe, Donnarumma, Wijnaldum, and others.

Meanwhile, during a press conference, the former Barcelona star affirmed that one of his new teammate plays like his former teammates at Barcelona, Xavi and Iniesta.

When asked if Verratti is on the same level as Xavi Hernandez and Iniesta in their prime, Messi replied and i quote

“Without a doubt. Verratti has shown that he is a huge player, one of the best in the world in his position. He is a phenomenon.”

he also revealed that Veratti was wanted by Barcelona but it pained him that the deal didn’t go through.

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