Toni Kroos has claimed Paris Saint-Germain’s signing of Lionel Messi could bring a huge double boost for Real Madrid: a weakened Barcelona and the arrival of Kylian Mbappe.
The German midfielder believes the move could open up a route for Mbappe to join Los Blancos, who the Frenchman supported as a youngster, at long last.
Kroos dropped the transfer hint while discussing how Messi’s Barcelona exit could weaken Real’s LaLiga rivals to his side’s advantage.
‘We’ll see how it all works out (Messi to PSG). Maybe the move is good for us because our biggest competitor has lost their best player,’ the German said while talking to his brother on their joint podcast Einfach mal luppen.
‘And maybe even more good things will come out of it as a result. Maybe [a player] from Paris joins us… If that (Mbappe joining Madrid) should actually happen – I don’t know – this whole Messi deal would certainly not be a disadvantage for us.’
Messi’s 21-year career at the Nou Camp came to a shock end earlier this month after the Ballon d’Or winner made the switch to the Parc des Princes on a free transfer.
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