Home » Teams » Arsenal » Are You Ready Arsenal Fans? 3 Reasons Why Lionel Messi Will Join Arsenal

Are You Ready Arsenal Fans? 3 Reasons Why Lionel Messi Will Join Arsenal

published :


The international break might not have seen a lot of terrific action, well apart from the Euro knockout games, there hasn’t been much to talk about on the football pitch. The attacks in Paris have certainly cast a shadow in many games, but one rumour did catch the fancy of many.

Lionel Messi, the Barcelona superstar, has hinted that he would be willing to move away from Barcelona after tax related issues and his preferred destination would be Arsenal. Probably the greatest player in the world, Messi was almost signed by Arsene Wenger when the Argentine was still young but the deal couldn’t get done. Arsenal surely would have one of the best attacks in the world if they were to sign the Argentine, especially with the likes of Sanchez and Ozil playing with him.

While many might scoff at the fact that Messi is under contract till 2018 and his buy-out clause is over $200 million, here are three reasons why the deal could still take place.

Contract expires in 2018

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi might not be contracted for all that long with Barcelona and there is a remote possibility he would not sign a new contract as he would be 30 in 2018. Barcelona have a ton of talent to promote from La Masia and although seeing Messi not wearing the colours of Barcelona would be a travesty, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time club or player has decided to part ways.

Messi would be a free agent to choose where he plays next and he would have a ton of suitors but he was almost signed by Arsene all those years ago, he could repay that faith this time around. Of course, Messi would be targeted by many other top clubs but the La Liga connection of Ozil and Sanchez could attract the Barcelona ace.