Paris Saint Germain forward Lionel Messi is set to join his teammate Neymar Jr. and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba as a soon-to-be playable character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, according to multiple sources. Last month, images showed Neymar and Pogba as future playable "operators" in the popular first-person shooter video game.
Pogba announced a partnership with Call of Duty in 2020, where the Frenchman stated that he had signed for Verdansk FC, a fictional club in the video game series. Neymar has been a renowned Call of Duty fan and has already been part of a number of video game franchises like Fortnite and the mobile title Mech Arena.
Multiple news sites like TalkSport, GameSpot, and HypeBeast have reported that Messi will also be playable as an operator in the future but no images are available. Similarly, It is also unclear when these three football superstars will be added to the game.
Talking about Paul Pogba, the 29-year-old has not played a single minute for Juventus this season since rejoining the club from Manchester United in July. Pogba injured his knee in July during the preseason with the Biaconeri. Pogba first decided not to undergo surgery on his meniscus before going back to the decision and having the operation.
Addressing Paul Pogba’s injury, Juventus made a statement saying, "Paul Pogba, in light of the recent radiological examinations performed at J|Medical and the consultation carried out in Pittsburgh by Prof. Volker Musahl on the evaluation of his knee, needs to continue his rehabilitation program."
Juventus boss Max Allegri wasn’t pleased with Pogba's approach towards the injury. Allegri believes that if the Frenchman had under the operation earlier he would be ready to play for Juventus and France very soon in the season.
He said, “I spoke to him earlier. It’s pointless repeating what has already been said. Once the decision was made not to have surgery at the start of the season, it was normal that hopes that he could return with Juventus and France were slim. He’s sorry for Juventus and the World Cup, it’s normal, we were penalised for not having him available.”