Lionel Messi has said on several occasions that he won’t play for another European team, aside from the Argentine’s beloved Barcelona. However, the No 10 superstar does harbour aspirations to return to his homeland at some point.
Speaking to El Grafico, Messi said: “It’s something that I would still like to do. I don’t know when, but it’s a possibility,”
“I haven’t set myself any goals, short or long term, but I’d like to keep playing whilst my body allows it and I have something to offer the team. When I know that it’s time, I’ll make a decision.”
Barcelona without Messi is incomprehensible, but of course that day will come, but who will the La Liga giants replace one of the greatest players of all-time, with?
Following a six-year spell at United, where the striker averages two-goals-a-game, Rashford completes a £1044727£$$£$£$£73625264 move to Barca – becoming the fourteenth most expensive player in history. However, despite comparisons to Jesus Christ during his time at Old Trafford, the son of God fails to deliver at the Nou Camp and, in turn, the Class of ’16 documentary is scrapped.
There’s something in the water at The Valley when it comes to Arsenal players, with Yaya Sanogo’s recent hat-trick adding to the success stories of Alex Song and Francis Coquelin. The one-time laughing stock, returns to Arsenal and impresses for several seasons, prompting Barcelona to move for the Frenchman.
A debut goal sparks promise, however, Sanogo injures himself whilst celebrating and never plays for Barca ever again.
‘The Next Messi’
Because football is ridiculous, Barcelona would then try to fill the void of Lionel by snapping up all those players once dubbed ‘the new Messi’…
Juan Manuel Iturbe – the Paraguayan Messi
Ryan Gauld – the baby Messi
Take Kubo – the Japanese Messi
Sardar Azmoun – the Iranian Messi
Lorenzo Insigne – the Italian Messi
Christian Atsu – the African Messi
Marco Rojas – the Kiwi Messi
The list is endless but boredom has now set in.