Don’t face Ronaldo in Saudi derby – Juninho tells Messi club to join
Brazilian legend, Juninho, has urged Argentina captain Lionel Messi to return to Barcelona when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain ends in June.
Juninho believes it is better for Messi to re-join Barcelona than join a club in Saudi Arabia and face his eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mesis has less than three months remaining in his current contract with PSG.
The 35-year-old, who is yet to sign a new contract with PSG, has been linked with a return to Barcelona, clubs in Saudi Arabia and a move to Major League Soccer in the United States.
“He [Messi] has succeeded in everything; he’s the world champion, but time passes for everyone. I think the best thing [for him] is to return to Barcelona but in another way. Returning to Barca with the same contract might not go down well with the supporters,” Juninho told RMC Sport.
“If he returns to Barca with his heart, another speech and a contract [taking into account] the conditions of Barca today, it can be a good choice. It is better than going to a derby against Cristiano Ronaldo, with all due respect to the Saudi League.”