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Bayern Munich’s Oliver Kahn follows Lionel Messi’s transfer saga, but is skeptical of PSG’s chances for success

Bayern Munich’s CEO Oliver Kahn is following Messi’s move away from Barcelona with great interest, but he’s not sure whether PSG will function well as a team

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The current events in Spain shocked the whole footballing world as FC Barcelona announced that their superstar and probably one of their best players ever is leaving the club on a free transfer. Lionel Messi was left in tears after the club failed to extend his contract due to financial regulations.

Reportedly, Messi is already on the move, and Bayern Munich’s CEO Oliver Kahn is following Argentinian’s path to the French side — Paris Saint Germain. But the former goalkeeper has his doubts over the transfer of the superstar.

Kahn told Bild: “They’ve got an exciting squad together by now if you look at all the names. The question is: Will that work? Will they all harmonize with each other in the end?”

Kahn is probably right — a squad full of superstars isn’t always a definite recipe for success. To be honest, PSG’s squad looks like a dream team, with every position being stacked with superstars. That cause potentially trouble for the Parisians, though.

Kahn also added: “As much as I appreciate all the players who are playing for Paris Saint-Germain, it will have to be seen whether everything will come together and will they manage to work as a team.”

PSG just might rule Europe, but they also might fail incredibly on the big stage. The inner workings between the players might go sour. Firstly, we have Neymar and Messi who are good friends, but how will they pair with Kylian Mbappe, who supposedly has his eyes set on Real Madrid.

And then, there is Sergio Ramos, who never had a good relationship with both Neymar and Messi. And how will Mauricio Pochettino manage all these superstars? Surely a great task awaits the Argentinian manager.

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