Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern this afternoon have been pinching themselves after hearing sensational reports that they genuinely can’t believe.
The Daily Star says that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi wants to move to the Premier League but will snub the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United- as Arsenal is his preferred destination.
28-year-old global superstar Lionel Messi has won everything he could possible get his hands on his Spanish football, and in European competition, and is widely regarded as the greatest footballer to ever grace the field.
Now the four-time world player of the year, who’s expected to land a fifth crown at the Ballon D’Or ceremony next month, wants to leave Spain after falling foul with tax authorities within the country.
There’s a huge stumbling block though, without either taking his hefty transfer fee into consideration, as Messi wants a sensational £600k-a-week after tax; which would earn him £18m-a-year.
Arsenal fans, can you pull of this sensational coup or is it just a pipe dream? Let us know in the comments below!