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Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona and has been linked with a move to Arsenal but did you know Arsenal tried to sign him in 2003?
Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave and, as a result, it feels like every top club on the planet has an interest in signing him.
After all, why wouldn’t they? This is Lionel Messi we’re talking about here.
But, given the financial situation at Arsenal and the amount of money Messi earns, it seems ridiculous that anyone would link Arsenal with a move for the 33-year-old who has 444 league goals with 201 assists in 485 La Liga games.
According to Dario Ole, via Sport Witness, Arsenal “are another great of the Premier League that could open the wallet and Messi would be a luxury reinforcement.”
Note that would ‘could’. Arsenal could.
They won’t. And I’ll give you 120 million reasons why: