The Lowdown: Messi a free agent
After spending his entire career with Barcelona, Messi is now a free agent after his contract at the Camp Nou expired (Eurosport).
That now means he can be signed without a transfer fee, and there will no doubt be a whole host of clubs across the world who would be eager to capture the 151-cap Argentina international.
The Latest: Spurs make offer
It has now been stunningly reported that Spurs are one of three clubs to make an offer for the 34-year-old.
The Verdict: Pipe dream
Who wouldn’t want to sign Messi? After all, the £72m-valued four-time Champions League winner (Transfermarkt) is an icon of the game – with six Ballons d’Or, he is perhaps the greatest player ever to take to the pitch. With 672 goals in 778 appearances for Barcelona (Transfermarkt), it seems incredible that he can now be signed for free – although his wages mean that it will not be a cheap deal.
Will Spurs sign Messi?
That Tottenham are said to have even made a bid is remarkable. However, this really is just a pipe dream for Spurs – even if they could afford his salary, their lack of Champions League football hardly makes them the most enticing of options for Messi. Unfortunately for Daniel Levy and co, he is very likely to end up elsewhere.
In other news, Tottenham also want this Real Madrid ace.
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