LIGA - Atlético Madrid: Diego Simeone tried to bring Lionel Messi
Diego Simeone tried to reform the Lionel Messi-Luis Suarez duo at Atlético Madrid. Before La Pulga joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer, the Colchoneros technician revealed that he asked Luis Suarez to inquire about the possibility of bringing the six-time Ballon d'Or back to Atlético Madrid this summer.
“There were no conditions to have it. He was still in Barcelona, I was in Spain with Atlético and we did not play together as players in the national team,” he explained in an interview with Olé.
“I'll tell you a secret, now with what happened in Barcelona we called Luis (Suárez). With all due respect, I didn't call Leo, but I called Luis to ask how Messi was doing, if he was ready or if there was any possibility that he would come to the scene. 'Atlético. An idea that lasted three hours, because PSG was already obsessed with this signing. Did this lead to anything? No, nothing, you see his plane pass in the sky and you say to yourself, ah, there he is! Well ... that's how it is (laughs).”