Lionel Messi and Mauro Icardi have started their beef again, and this time, it is gathered that Icardi is not willing to play alongside Messi. Some time ago, it was reported that Icardi lost his place in Argentina national team because of Messi’s ultimatum. It’s said that there was tension between him and Messi after Mauro stole the wife of ex-Blaugrana Maxi Lopez, who is a close friend of Messi.
Paris Saint-Germain Striker Mauro Icardi and Messi War Hits Up
Thus, Messi allegedly told Argentina that they’d have to choose between him or Icardi. However, the Paris Saint-Germain striker denied the rumours back in 2019. “I knew [Messi] at Barcelona years ago, I let people talk, these are things we cannot avoid,” he explained to Canal.
Icardi also said: “I do not believe in these stories. I was able to meet him. He is the best player in the world. I appreciate him enormously.” But despite all this, Icardi has only played alongside Messi four times in the national team in his entire career. Reports now are that Mauro Icardi wants to leave the French Ligue 1 side, and PSG is willing to do a swap deal for him.
Spanish outlet Barcelona has been contacted by Paris Saint-Germain If they will swap Sergio Aguero for Mauro Icardi, the Ligue 1 side wants to reconnect Sergio Aguero with Messi since they are already friends from the country.