Lionel Messi is not happy at Barcelona.
This we have been told on numerous occasions over the past few weeks, despite Messi’s record breaking feats in both La Liga and the Champions League.
The Barcelona board want to sell Messi. Or, the diminutive Argentine is not happy at the Nou Camp. One way or another, these rumours are only growing at a rapid rate.
On Thursday, Argentine website Direct TV have claimed Lionel Messi is preparing for a mega transfer to Premier League giants Chelsea – see this report via Madrid-based newspaper AS.
Direct TV have listed a number of reasons why Lionel Messi is preparing to join Chelsea.
Messi wants to try another major European league which makes the Premier League the obvious choice and in London he is confident his son Thiago can receive a top class education.
The record goal scorer in La Liga is not satisfied with how Barcelona have protected him from the attacks by the tax authorities in Spain and believes he has been constantly criticised in the Catalan press.
The Chelsea bid is being enhanced by Messi’s friendship with Cesc Fabregas and Argentine journalist Fabián Godoy claims the Blues kit sponsors Adidas are keen to help finance the deal.
(Adidas would of course love to prise their man away from a Barcelona side that has Nike as their kit sponsor.)
Godoy also suggests that Jose Mourinho has already sanctioned the move and Messi’s girlfriend Antonella Rocuzzo has even been planning the move with Cesc Fabregas’ WAG Daniela Semaan. (See picture below).
If this is just Lionel Messi looking to get a better Barcelona contract, its a very convoluted story. Perhaps Chelsea fans should get (very) excited!