Why PSG Signed Messi Instead Of Ronaldo – Di Maria


Paris Saint-Germain winger, Angel Di Maria, has said it was “much better” the club signed Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to him, Messi is “from another planet” compared to Ronaldo and even his new PSG team-mates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.


Messi joined PSG this week on a free transfer after his contract at Barcelona expired earlier this summer.


Di Maria joined PSG in 2015 after spells at Real Madrid, where he was a teammate of Ronaldo and Manchester United.


He has played with Messi for Argentina since he made his debut in 2008.


“Messi is from another planet. You throw a stone at him and he would control it, he beats a man like it is nothing, he thinks quicker than anyone. I have never seen anything like it,” Di Maria told TyC sports.


“I’ve played with Cristiano, [Neymar], Mbappe, [Wayne] Rooney, [Robin] Van Persie, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Karim] Benzema, [Gareth] Bale and honestly I’ve never seen anything like him.


“The quality and quantity that PSG have now is unique. It doesn’t happen often at a club and the best players always want to be with the best. For sure Cristiano would like to be here, but they brought Messi and luckily, that’s much better.”

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