Messi shocked the football world on Tuesday night when he told Barcelona, where he had spent his entire senior professional career, that he wanted to leave Camp Nou.
Man Utd and Man City are interested in the signing of Leo Messi
Mikel Arteta would love to see Lionel Messi move to the Premier League if he leaves Barcelona – even if the Argentine striker ends up at a rival club to Arsenal. Messi shocked the football world on Tuesday night when he told Barcelona. Where he had spent his entire senior professional career, that he wanted to leave Camp Nou. The 33-year-old is unhappy after Barcelona ended the 2019-20 season without a trophy. Losing the LaLiga title to Real Madrid and being 8-2 in the Champions League quarter-finals to Bayern Munich. That has led to widespread speculation as to which clubs can bid on Messi. With Premier League clubs Manchester United and Manchester City among the few parties that could afford the superstar’s wages even if he canceled his contract at Barça and left on a free transfer.
If he joins the Premier League, it’s good for football
Arteta, who came through Barcelona’s La Masia academy and admits to being still a fan of the Spanish side. He would welcome Messi’s move to the Premier League, saying it would be suitable. Speaking at a press conference, Arsenal’s boss said: “He’s tied up everywhere. He has more clubs than any other player in history after him. I’ve been a Barcelona fan since I was a kid. So it’s always sad to see I think the best player in the history of football is leaving this football club. But I don’t know, let’s see what happens, and if he comes to England, we will all enjoy it. Asked about whether he would enjoy Messi’s time in English football if he has to face Arsenal in the Premier League, Arteta said: “It doesn’t matter, it’s good for football. If he’s not, we can find him in the Champions League.”
“You want the best players in your league. For me, it is the best, as an athlete, to have the most competitive league in the world. With Ronaldo, I played against him when he was great. It raises the level of every person and every team, including”. Messi plans to give his version of events in the coming days. With a desire on his part to send the news to the Barcelona fans, who keep the fierce dedication to him. This season he has spoken about several problems at Barcelona. Including the presidency of Josep Maria Bartomeu, the firing of manager Ernesto Valverde and his successor Quique Setien, and criticism from the fired sporting director Eric Abidal.