Leo Messi Video clip Score: five / 5
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has revealed that there have been a number of clubs interested in signing him over the years, but he chose to stay with the Catalan club. The player is currently nursing an injury, which is the third of the season. He is expected to be out for the year, which is a major blow for his chances of retaining the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. Messi has won this coveted award for the last four years in succession. He recently lifted the European Golden Boot award for scoring numerous goals last season.
Even though he has already suffered the injury this campaign, Messi has 42 goals in 2013. He reportedly has released clause of around £ 250 million in his contract, which would make him out of the reach for several clubs across the world. However, there have been megarich clubs like Manchester City, PSG, and Chelsea who are capable of offering him due to the presence of rich benefactors. Messi has revealed stunningly that there have been interest from other clubs in the past, but he has discarded them to stay at Barcelona.
“I feel honored each time my name is mentioned with other big clubs. It’s true that a lot of clubs have shown an interest in me. But my opinion has not changed. Barcelona’s style of play suits me and it’s my dream to stay at Barcelona for the rest of my life. I might not be playing at the moment, but the team is doing great again,” said Messi after the 4-0 win over Granada.
This confirms the rumours that the aforementioned clubs were interested in signing him. Messi is regarded as the best player in the world right now. He has been with Barcelona throughout his entire career after having joined them as a youngster.
Leo Messi Video clip Score: four / five
For the past 4 years Lionel Messi has been lavishing his talent to the world, pushing Barcelona to a dominance that was not seen in club for a very long time. Many fans and experts even say that this Barcelona side is the best club in history and Lionel Messi was at the center of it all.
Arguably he is one of the most talented and valuable players today.
The vice president of Barcelona Javier Faus said that he has no plans of signing Lionel Messi with a fresh contract even though Neymar and C.Ronaldo both earn more than the Argentinean wonder kid.
Messi’s current contract with Barcelona expires in 2018 and sees him earning 12.5 million euros each year meanwhile C.Ronaldo’s contract allows him to receive over 20 million euros per year.
Faus insisted by saying that there is no need to make any attempts on making yet another contract with Messi seeming to be rather unconfident about Neymar who joined Barcelona not too long ago and is already earning more than the player who has been the focal point of the team for years now.
The star player of Faus and Barcelona is currently making a recovery after going through thigh problems he has been suffering from in the past few months. It might be the main reason why the executive wants to wait for Messi to get back into the team and perform as his usual best before offering a new contract.
Faus said recently. “I do not know why we have to do it again .We do not have to improve a contract every six months.”
Manchester City was linked with a move involving Messi and considering his substantial buyout clause and the contract that runs up until 2018, there is little to no probabilities that the Premier League or any club at all will have any chance in signing him.