Arsenal ‘Almost’ Signed Messi And TWO Other Barcelona Players This Summer!


2. Lionel Messi

It sounds ridiculous, but apparently it’s not. Reports in Spain over the last few days are suggesting that Lionel Messi sounded out a potential move to Arsenal before signing his new contract this summer. The Argentinian was reportedly unsure of the direction in which Barcelona were heading, and the problems the club have in the boardroom are unlikely to have helped the player feel settled. Messi captained his side to a World Cup final this summer and would have obviously been an incredible signing. However, with an £196million release clause, even if Messi wanted to join the Gunners, we were never going to be the club who would have signed him. However if it is true, you have to feel proud that our club is making the worlds best consider his options. OK we can all stop dreaming now. And the third and final player who nearly ditched Barcelona for Arsenal this summer…

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