The Frenchman was asked about the opportunity of his former club signing the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Former Inter midfielder Benoit Cauet insisted the Nerazzurri can sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
Messi has been linked to Inter since ex-president Massimo Moratti stated the six-time Ballon d’Or winner becoming a member of the Serie A club was not a “forbidden dream”.
Barca captain Messi is shriveled to the La Liga champions till 2021 however his future is far from sure at Camp Nou, where he has clashed with board members this season.
“Of course Inter can sign Lionel Messi, there are no doubts that they could,” Cauet, who won the UEFA Super Cup with Inter in 1997-98, stated in an Instagram Live interview.
“President Steven Zhang has the financial capabilities and the practicable ambition. He is a president who thinks big.”
Messi – who moved to Barca from boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys in 2001 – had scored 24 goals throughout all competitions before the 2019-20 season was postponed due to coronavirus.
The 32-year-old attacker tops the La Liga scoring charts with 19 goals through 27 rounds.
La Liga chief executive Javier Tebas believes the attainable loss of Messi to his competition “would not be a drama”.
He says La Liga will always be strong, pointing to Cristiano Ronaldo’s switch from Real Madrid to Juventus as proof, whilst he claimed Italian football would not be fixed purely by Messi’s arrival.
“I do not assume that the arrival of Messi can remedy the issues of Serie A, which are linked to the awful relationship between debts, high and inadequate collections,” Tebas said.
“Serie A’s figures are stressed, and these economic problems in reality are not solved through Leo Messi. I would like Messi to stay here, however if he leaves it would not be a drama.
“It was stated that without Cristiano Ronaldo the league would have lost money, and rather we would have earned it, even in Portugal. Players help but are not necessary to a championship.”
Former Inter supremo Moratti started the Messi rumours throughout an interview with Radio Rai, when revealing he felt it was viable for the Nerazzurri to sign the Argentine legend.
“I don’t think it’s a forbidden dream at all. Maybe it wasn’t even before this misfortune [the coronavirus lockdown],” Moratti said.
“Messi is at the end of his contract and it would clearly be attempted to bring him home. I don’t know if this situation will change anything, however I suppose we will see strange things at the end of the year.”