Angel Di Maria says it is “much better” Paris Saint-Germain signed Lionel Messi ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 33-year-old PSG star has played alongside the 34-year-old Barcelona legend at the international level as well as Juventus superstar Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
However, Di Maria praised PSG's decision to land Messi, claiming that Messi is “from another planet” and former teammate Ronaldo “would like to be here.”
The Argentina international claimed that Messi is “from another planet” and former teammate Ronaldo “would like to be here.”
Di Maria told Argentine TV channel TyC Sports: “Messi is from another planet. You throw a stone at him and he would control it, he beats a man like it is nothing, he thinks quicker than anyone. I have never seen anything like it.
“I've played with Cristiano, Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappe, [Wayne] Rooney, [Robin] Van Persie, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Karim] Benzema, [Gareth] Bale and honestly I've never seen anything like him.
“The quality and quantity that PSG have now is unique. It doesn't happen often at a club and the best players always want to be with the best.
“For sure Cristiano would like to be here, but they brought Messi and luckily, that's much better.”
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Meanwhile, PSG have been linked with a potential move for Ronaldo next summer if Madrid target Kylian Mbappe exits the club.
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