Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has said he won’t have any problem playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in the same team.
Reports are rife the Juventus man wants to join Barcelona this summer.
Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague, had claimed that the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has put his name out there with Barca amongst those contacted.
And Spanish outlet, Mundo Deportivo, quoted the Argentine captain as suggesting that he would pass to the Portuguese superstar if they played on the same side.
Messi and Ronaldo have had a heated rivalry lasting over a decade on the field.
Asked if he would pass to the former Real Madrid goal king, Messi said he would eventually do.
“I guess so, in the end, yes,” Messi said, as quoted by Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo.
For the first time in 15 years, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the UCL semi-final.
Bayern Munich eliminated Messi’s Barcelona side in humiliating fashion 8-2 in the quarter-final in Lisbon.
That result followed another disappointing Champions League exit for Ronaldo and Juventus, who were bounced by Lyon last week in the round of 16.
Juventus cast Ronaldo’s future in doubt after their elimination from the Champions League in a defeat to Lyon
Some reports have also linked Ronaldo, whose contract expires in 2022, with a move to French Champions, PSG.