Zanetti tried to negotiate with Messi to bring him to Inter
The vice president of Inter, Javier Zanetti stated that he negotiated with Lionel Messi when the Argentinian was leaving Barcelona, but a deal was not reached because the Italian club could not financially match PSG and Premier League clubs who were showing interest.
Messi left Barcelona in the summer of 2021 after the contract expired and moved to PSG as a free agent.
"I was surprised when Messi left Barcelona. "We have a good relationship and I spoke with him, but we cannot compete with Paris Saint-Germain or the Premier League clubs," Zanetti told DAZN.
Inter beat Milan 1:0 in the city derby on Sunday, but they are still second in the table, Napoli has a huge 13 point lead at the top. Zanetti also spoke about the situation with Milan Skrinar, who does not want to extend his contract that expires in the summer.
"We offered him a contract that is within our financial means, but he decided to leave." "Now we have to do everything so that by the end of the season he can provide the maximum for our team," said Zanetti.