Lionel Messi seriously considered a sensational move to Atletico Madrid where he would have been reunited with his best friend, Luis Suarez, before agreeing to join Paris Saint-Germain.
The 34-year-old is currently in Paris, where his move to the Ligue 1 club will be officially announced on Wednesday.
Messi will sign a two-year contract with the option for one more.
However, according to Movistar, Atletico made a last-gasp attempt to try and bring him to the Wanda Metropolitano, according to Movistar.
It is claimed that Atletico manager, Diego Simeone, even contacted his compatriot directly in a bid to bring him to Madrid.
Messi and his family were ‘tempted’ by the offer of staying in Spain.
Suarez and Messi combined to score a total of 478 goals together at Barcelona, lifting 13 trophies since the Uruguay striker joined the Catalan club in 2014 in a £75million deal.