On Thursday, it was announced that both Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona have agreed to part ways as the former won’t be renewing his contract with the Catalans.
As a result, questions have started to go on where next the Argentine would be playing next. And we have below analyzed 5 reasons why Chelsea could be one of his likeliest destinations;
1. Financial power
Lionel Messi earned around €500m on his last contract at Barcelona that expired on June 30.
It’s no wonder that Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are said to be the frontrunners for the Argentine now, given their financial strength.
However, Chelsea could also meet Messi’s wage demands as the Blues remain to be among the world’s richest clubs.
2. Champions League
It’s no secret to anyone that the 34-year-old is eager to win the coveted trophy once again before hanging up his boots. Who if not the current Champions League holders could provide him with such an opportunity?
Well, the English capital is not among the sunny places to live in, especially if you’ve spent the last 20 years of your life on the Mediterranian coast. On the other hand, Leo and his family are more than likely to chose London over rainy Manchester if there would be such a choice.
4. Mason Mount
Last year, Lionel Messi said that having watched the Chelsea academy graduate in action, Mason has “the potential to be one of the best”.
Well, there are a lot of players with which Messi will be happy to share the Stamford Bridge dressing room and Mount is definitely one of them.
5. Lionel Messi’s Instagram activity
As things stand now, the Argentine has 242 million Instagram followers while there are only 247 pages that the Argentine follows himself.
It’s rather hard to believe but Leo follows official accounts of only four clubs and Chelsea are one of them. The other three are his boyhood side Newell’s Old Boys, Barcelona, and Manchester City. Thus, Lionel Messi is certainly well aware of everything that’s going on at the Bridge.
What more convictions do you need?