Diego Simeone tried to do the unthinkable when Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona came crashing in August.
The Atletico Madrid gaffer contacted Leo’s best mate Luis Suarez to find out the possibility of signing the Argentina legend for Atletico.
“I didn’t call Leo, but I did call Luis to ask him how Messi was doing, whether he fancied it and whether there was the slightest chance of him coming to Atletico,” Simeone was quoted by Ole.
“It was something that lasted three hours because PSG already had their hearts set on signing him.
“So the chance to work with Messi has never come up. He was always at Barca [before joining PSG], I’ve been at Atletico and we didn’t coincide as players in the Argentina national team.”
A few days after Messi left Barcelona, he penned for PSG in a mouth-watering contract.