BREAKING: Lionel Messi Wants PSG Teammate OUT After Locker-Room Rift

Published 10/22/2021, 1:38 PM EDT


To manage Paris Saint Germain is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Naturally, with a start-studded lineup comes mounting pressure for better, dominative results. That being said, many superstars together often become impossible for a manager to control.

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Undoubtedly, Mauricio Pochettino has a job on his hands with the world’s most elite squad. The recent problem, however, might be harder to control. It’s reported that Lionel Messi has fallen out with Mauro Icardi after the duo caused a divide in the dressing room.

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The soccer player wants Icardi out of the club because of different reasons, causing a severe headache for Pochettino.

Soccer Football – Ligue 1 – Paris St Germain v Olympique Lyonnais – Parc des Princes, Paris, France – September 19, 2021 Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino with Lionel Messi as he is subsituted REUTERS/Benoit Tessier TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Lionel Messi falls out with his teammate

After parting ways with Barcelona at the beginning of the season, Messi has had a slow start to his PSG career. Yet, he has picked up his game to score memorable goals in the UEFA Champions League. But, the recent argument with his fellow Argentinian may be a cause of concern for the PSG backroom staff.

The reason claimed was that Icardi was not happy with Messi’s stance on his involvement with the national team. Notably, Icardi has not featured for Argentina for the past three years and he thinks the main reason for that is his relationship with Messi.

There are reports emerging that they would soon offload him for a swap deal with Messi’s close friend Sergio Aguero, whose Barcelona career has not reached the desired heights.

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Will Aguero return to play with Messi?

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The Manchester City legend left the club after a decade-long service to join Barcelona, hoping to play with his friend. But, the debt-ridden club could not offer a contract to Messi, which resulted in him leaving Spain.

Now that the recent fall-out has happened, Aguero would hope for a move to PSG to play with his fellow Argentine. A combination of Messi, Aguero, Neymar, and Mbappe would be even better than the current crop.

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To sum up, the recent dispute means there’s a tough job that Pochettino has on his hands. Aguero’s arrival may complete the missing piece in the jigsaw, as PSG would hope to strike a deal with the iconic Argentinian forward.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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