Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be at PSG and have Pep Guardiola as coach by next year, claims Fabrice Pancrate

LIONEL MESSI and Cristiano Ronaldo will be at Paris Saint-Germain with Pep Guardiola as manager by next year, according to Fabrice Pancrate.

Barcelona star Messi, 33, stunned the footballing world by announcing he wanted to quit earlier this week.

The Argentine has since been linked with moves to Man City, to team-up with Guardiola, and Juventus, to partner Ronaldo.

Guardiola was even spotted in Barcelona amid rumours the Etihad side were close to sealing a deal worth a staggering £1.4million a week.

But former PSG and Newcastle star Pancrate – who played for the club between 2004 and 2009 – reckons they'll all end up in Paris.

Pancrate told Le Parisien: "I'll tell you what I think… Manchester is ugly, it's grey, it's raining.

"There are plenty of things that make me say that Messi is going to Paris.

"And Ronaldo will join him in 2021. And Guardiola too."

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Pancrate added: "I think Guardiola and Messi have spoken to each other before.

"Guardiola must have told him: 'We're going to mix things up. I want you in Manchester, but go to Paris and don't worry, next year I'll join you there.'

"I see it like that. And there, the slogan of PSG – 'let's dream bigger' – it makes perfect sense!

"It would be the first team in the world to bring together four superstars: Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappe.

"[And all] with a crazy coach."

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Despite Ronaldo and Messi both embarking on the final years of their careers, Pancrate doesn't believe that would be an issue in France.

He added: "Even though people say Messi is already 33, and that Ronaldo is going to be 36, stars of their calibre don't need to run. 

"It's the ball that moves… they will always make a technical difference.

"If you take [Gianluigi] Buffon or David Beckham at 37, with a marketing side that no one hides, it makes perfect sense to take a Ronaldo.

"[He] is still very competitive, very professional, who is afraid of nothing. 

"Paris has everything to gain. It's too premature for [Ronaldo] to leave the European scene. He needs ever higher challenges.

"Who can offer him that after Juve? Can you imagine this dream team?"

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