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Bacary Cisse: Lionel Messi wanted Sadio Mane at Barcelona before joining PSG

Sadio Mane’s advisor Bacary Cisse has revealed that it was the wish of PSG star, Lionel Messi to see the Senegalese international join Barcelona when he was at Camp Nou.

Sadio Mane’s advisor Bacary Cisse has revealed that it was the wish of PSG star, Lionel Messi to see the Senegalese international join Barcelona when he was at Camp Nou.

Recall that Mane recently dumped Liverpool to join Bayern Munich after sealing a mouth-watering deal.

Speaking on RMC’s After Foot show, Cisse said, “Last year, he could have done it with FC Barcelona too. It was Lionel Messi who wanted Sadio Mane, when it was a question of him extending to Barça. Before he came to Paris, he had given two names: Sadio Mane and an Argentine central defender.

“It was in June when they were in the middle of the Copa America.”

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However, Barcelona were not financially well-placed to pursue any of those two deals that their talisman had hoped for.

Eventually, the Catalan even had to let go of Messi, who departed the club on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain due to financial constraints.

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