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Brest manager Michel der Zakarian has had the most surprising reaction to learning Ligue 1 rivals PSG are set to sign Lionel Messi.
It's claimed that things are so far advanced that he will arrive in the French capital as early as Sunday, just hours after his farewell press conference at the Nou Camp, and have his medical in the next 24 hours.
The move promises to make any game against PSG a daunting task, especially for their domestic rivals, with Mauricio Pochettino potentially about to be able to field a front three of Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
However, despite how troublesome that will be for defences, Brest boss Der Zakarian is clearly very 'excited' about the move.
"We say that we have a s**t league, but if we manage to bring in a player like that it would be exceptional," the Armenian said.
"I'm not going to be polite here, but it [the transfer] gives me a hard-on."
The top tier in France has often been described as a 'farmer's league' with fans outside of the country playing down the achievements of some players inside it.
PSG's financial strength being so much bigger than their rivals has also led to their domination of the league to be dismissed.
However they have failed to win Ligue 1 in two of the previous five seasons, including the last campaign, when they missed out to Lille.
Messi's signing will add some extra interest to the league, and no doubt improve PSG's chances of winning the Champions League, but he may not actually form a partnership including Mbappe.
According to reports, the France forward doesn't want to stay at the Parc des Princes if the six time Ballon d'Or winner joins the club.
The World Cup winner reportedly wants to be the main man in the French capital and worries the signing means he won't be, that thinking mirrors the reason Neymar left Barcelona in the first place.
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