Lionel Messi (34) in the city of love – but the Argentine superstar is far from butterflies in his stomach!
Since moving from Barcelona to Paris St. Germain, Messi has lived in the luxury hotel Le Royal Monceau (price for the cheapest room per night: approx. 1000 euros), he has not yet found a house in Paris. For La Pulga (in German: the flea) an unusual situation that preoccupies him.
In the Argentine sports newspaper “Olé”, his teammate and compatriot Ángel di María (33) reveals: “It’s not easy for him at all.”
And further: “When Leo comes to dinner, there are always motorbikes or cars nearby. The people here are very respectful and if we go out they’ll leave you alone. Now, with Leo, we have nowhere to go. “
Messi was used to the tranquility of his home town of Castelldefels, a coastal town southwest of Barcelona. The four-time Champions League winner (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 each with Barça) now seems to be missing in the French capital.
But Messi will soon be living in Neuilly-sur-Seine, ten minutes from the Arc de Triomphe. He wanted to go to his Argentine friends.
Di María: “He’s looking for something nearby. Leo (Paredes; editor’s note) lives 50 meters from here, they can drink mate together. We help him, my wife talks a lot with Anto (Antonela Roccuzzo, since 2017 married to Messi; editor’s note) and the children go to my children’s school. Ciro is three and my daughter’s classmate. They get along spectacularly. “
Maybe a love romance will emerge between Messi and Paris after all …