Lionel Messi’s future is the talk of world football at the moment after it was confirmed this week that he was leaving Barcelona.
The Catalan giants announced in a statement that he would not be continuing his career with the club despite agreeing on a new contract.
Messi spoke about his exit from the club in an emotional press conference today (Sunday), while the Argentinian star said that no deal had been agreed as yet over his next move.
However, ESPN reporter Diego Monroig has reported that Spurs are one of six clubs to have made an enquiry for the Argentinian star, along with PSG and Atletico Madrid.
Messi, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, made his Barcelona debut in 2004 and has gone on to score over 650 goals in 750 appearances, becoming one of the world’s greatest ever players.
Although it is still unknown where the 34-year-old will be plying his trade this season, there has been a mixed reaction to the news that Tottenham have reportedly enquired about bringing Messi to the club.
Despite Messi’s incredible record in Spanish football and on the European and world stage with Barcelona and Argentina, he has never played in the Premier League, which has got some fans talking.
Tottenham have already strengthened their squad this summer, with Bryan Gil and Pierluigi Gollini joining from Sevilla and Atalanta, while Messi’s international teammate Cristian Romero signed on Friday.
Having also been linked with a move for Lautaro Martinez, Spurs are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the Premier League opener against Manchester City.
This fan believes that Messi should move to Tottenham if he “wants to prove himself”.
More excitement followed after the news broke.
There’s no doubt that it would a massive shock and a huge coup should Messi come to the Premier League, having also been linked with Chelsea in the past, but French giants PSG remain the firm favourites for his signature.
In his press conference today, Messi addressed the speculation over his future and admitted that PSG were among the interested clubs.
“That’s honestly one possibility [PSG], to reach those heights,” he said. “At the minute, I’ve got nothing agreed with anybody.
“When the press release was released, I got a lot of calls from many clubs interested. At the minute I have not got anything closed, but we are talking about a lot of things.”
Source by Football London