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Lionel Messi: Manchester City Bound?

by | 26th, November 2014

FC BARCELONA have been the modern equivalent of The Beatles, with just about everyone heaping praise on them, apart from sneering hipsters who don’t like anything successful, so they heap praise on Borussia Dortmund instead.

One of the happiest marriages was that between the Camp Nou outfit and Lionel Messi.

However, it looks like all is not rosy in Barcelona as the the Argentine megastar has suggested that his future lies elsewhere because, in his own words, “a lot changes in football.”

Previously, he’s always said that he intended to retire at Camp Nou, but “sometimes things don’t work out as you plan”.

Since joining the club in 2004, Messi has become arguably the best footballer of his generation (it is between him and Cristiano Ronaldo) and bagged himself six La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues, four Ballon d’Or awards and broken so many goalscoring records that everyone gave up counting.

He said: “Right now I live in the present. I’m thinking about having a great year and winning the titles that we want at Barcelona. And nothing more. After we will see.”

“A lot changes in football… I have always said that I would love to stay there forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as you plan. Many times I’ve said it. If it were up to me I would stay forever. But as I have said, things don’t always work out as you plan them. More so in football, where so many things change and so many things happen.”

“It’s complicated, more so right now with what is happening at Barcelona.”

So what does that mean for the various chequebooks that have just sprung open all over the footballing world? Well, you have to face certain facts before getting too carried away, mainly who can afford him?

Paris St Germain are an obvious candidate as they’ve got staggering amounts of Middle Eastern money to play with. There’ll be

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Posted: 26th, November 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink