And PSG would love to pair him alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in attack as they eye Champions League glory under Mauricio Pochettino.
Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman has opened up on his Barcelona talisman – insisting he’s never been critical of Messi during his reign.
“When I spoke about the experienced players I was not talking about him,” he said.
“He keeps scoring lots of goals. It’s the others that have to start making a difference, not Messi. He is already making a difference and he did it again in this game.
“Everyone could see that we lacked intensity in rhythm in the first half. It’s a good thing that as the captain Messi demands more intensity.”