Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that should Lionel Messi ever decide to leave Barcelona then his club Paris Saint-Germain would be waiting in the wings.

Messi has been in Argentina recovering from a thigh injury but is set to fly back to Barcelona ahead of his team’s game against Elche on Sunday. While the Argentine is unlikely to start he will get some minutes on the pitch as La Liga resumes after the winter break.

Although Messi’s future at Barcelona is unlikely to change, he has had a difficult season struggling with injury and off the field problems which has been enough to spark debate.

Swedish striker and former Messi teammate Ibrahimovic told La Parisien that should the Argentine World Player of the Year ever become available then his cash rich club definitely be ready to make an offer.