Jose Fonte has jokingly tried to get Cristiano Ronaldo to sign for Lille following Lionel Messi’s stunning move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi has officially completed his blockbuster free transfer to PSG.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner will ply his trade in Ligue 1 after dominating La Liga over the course of his professional career.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 10, 2021
While the thought of Messi playing in France’s top flight is exciting, Fonte is well aware of the attack PSG now possess ahead of the new season.
He even jokingly messaged his Portugal teammate Ronaldo about joining Lille to help them combat Messi and Co.
The Portuguese defender told talkSPORT: “I feel great. I feel great because it’s incredible to hear a player like Lionel Messi is in French football in our league.
“It’s exciting. Obviously in terms of competitors it’s going to be eve
n harder for us but we’re up for a challenge – I’m texting Cristiano to come to Lille every day! He’s only replied ‘ha ha ha.'”