Barcelona star hits out at rumours Messi could move to Premier League

Date published: Wednesday 14th March 2018 11:36

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona team-mate Sergio Busquets has poured cold water on rumours that the Argentine could move to the Premier League.

Manchester City have been linked with a move for Messi, however their CEO Ferran Soriano ruled out a possible move earlier in the week.

“There is no chance of signing Messi,” he said.

“I know him and his family well and I know they are fine in Barcelona, which is where he needs to be.”

Now, Busquests has hit out at suggestions that the 30-year-old could move, stating: “Financially he’s well looked after, he’s winning trophies collectively and individually, living in a great city, surrounded by great players and part of a great project.

“All of that is positive and it would be difficult to match it anywhere else. Like myself, for players that have been brought up at [Barcelona], it’s difficult to change.

“We know the Premier League is a spectacular league, we would like to play there, but if you weigh up all the positives and all the negatives, it’s hard to leave Barca.”


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