ormer Tottenham Hotspur player, Darren Bent has said former Barcelona star, Lionel Messi does not fit at his current club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Bent made this known while speaking to talkSPORT, and stressed that what may be in Messi’s mind at the moment is how to escape from the French side.
“One or two nice touches, but I was expecting so much more from [Messi]. What I will say about Messi is that he looks like Marcus Rashford at Man United.
“Rashford looks miserable at United and Messi just looks like ‘I don’t want to be here’. Maybe the smile on his face would come back [if he returned to Barcelona].
“I don’t think we’ll see the Messi we saw that was head and shoulders above everybody. But he just doesn’t look like he fits in at PSG. I bet he’s probably thinking, ‘I wish I was back at Barca’. He didn’t want to leave in the first place,” Bent said.
TNG reports Messi left Barcelona on 10 August 2021 for PSG on a two-year deal until June 2023 with an option for an extra year.
On 1 July 2021, Messi became a free agent after his contract expired with negotiations on a new deal complicated due to financial issues at Barcelona.
On 5 August, Barcelona announced that Messi would not be staying at the club, even though both parties reached an agreement and were due to sign a contract that day.
Barcelona cited financial and structural obstacles posed by La Liga regulations as a reason for Messi’s departure.