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Mesut Ozil chooses between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in a recent interview

Mesut Ozil, a former colleague of Cristiano Ronaldo’s at Real Madrid, recently said that Lionel Messi, a superstar for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), is now better than Ronaldo since Messi won the World Cup. Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup thanks to Messi’s amazing play.

Recently, Ozil was asked for his thoughts on the Ronaldo vs. Messi controversy. He said: “It’s a difficult question.. but I will choose Messi, because he won the World Cup.”

The ex-Real Madrid and Arsenal player has often chosen Ronaldo in this discussion. As a result, his apparent alignment with Lionel Messi may come as somewhat of a shock.

During their time together at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil were an unstoppable duo. They played together in 149 games, scoring 39 goals.

When asked recently to choose the greatest XI made up of his former colleagues, Ronaldo did not include Ozil.

Despite being in the latter months of his PSG contract, Lionel Messi has yet to sign an extension. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Argentine is planning to quit the Parisian club this summer.

Mesut Ozil chooses between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in a recent interview

PSG recently suspended Messi for two weeks for his unauthorized vacation to Saudi Arabia. This means that the Argentine will be sidelined for the matches against Troyes and Ajaccio. The latest developments have just added fuel to the rumours surrounding his future.

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There have been rumours that he may return to Barcelona, but in order to acquire new players this summer, the Blaugrana will need to free up €200 million from their payroll bill.

Al-Hilal, a team in the Saudi Pro League, allegedly offered Messi £320 million per year. If he joins the Riyadh club, his longtime rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo will resume. At present, the Portuguese are members of Al-Nassr.

Recent rumors, however, indicate that PSG has not completely shut the door on Messi’s renewal. The 35-year-old may be able to remain in the French city despite the current turmoil.

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