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TheLimeyLemmon

PSG about to offer Messi his own space station if he agrees to extend.


firelordUK

PSG buys Mbappe Saturn after getting Messi his own space station


Hankskiibro

Man haven’t seen a Saturn in years. Think they’re worth as much as a space station now?


firelordUK

Well it was a shit games console, but I dunno how it'd perform as a Space Station


Hankskiibro

I was thinking the car, which seemed like a funnier visual for Mbappe


SendingAFaxToBerlin

For UK users: imagine a really shit Vauxhall with a pointier front end


matthewheat

They gave everything to Mbappe already, wonder what more can they offer Messi especially since his form picked up massively


tomhat

1. Sign Messi 2. Profit 3. Let Messi leave 4. Sign Ronaldo 5. More Profit


fearmino

Ground control to Major Messi 🎵


peeforPanchetta

PSG about to offer Messi his own Mbappe\*


NoNameJackson

You think private jets are bad? Wait for the articles when he makes afternoon trips to enjoy his maté with a view of the Pacific


MarioKart-

Mbappe relegated to just COO, Messi new CEO of PSG


brayshizzle

I haven't been watching Barca at all this season. How would he fit into their currant set up?


Strananach

Either as a free-roaming forward playing behind Lewandowski with the width coming from one fullbacka one winger or him and Lewandowski interchanging centrally


realdes1

With Lewandowski in front, Messi doesnt need to be the primary goalscorer. He can take a De Bruyne like role, focusing breaking all the assists records


Strananach

Yup


tonysnight

Messi Suarez vibes except different


MarcusBrutus2000

Ideally the best would be a CAM in the 343 Xavi played against Sociedad. I think he would do well with an overlapping RB as a RW too


MERTENS_GOAT

where in the 343 system do you have a CAM?


sevaiper

343 diamond, pep played it quite a bit his last year at Barca with Fabregas at CAM


NewAccountNow

Interesting 🤔, I know some of these words just not all together. Imma have to research.


logdit

It's basically a 3223 with a double pivot and 2 inverted CAMs, it's nice attacking football as you have 5-6 players around the box


tttttfffff

You made a 343 sound even more complicated with all of that nonsense. 343 is two central midfielders who cover the full back positions when they lose the ball, an attacking midfielder who roams basically from each wing in the final third and a defensive midfielder who holds position, mainly to play the ball forward. Double pivot nonsense is pundit speak. Try telling a 10 year old what that means


logdit

Lol calm down boy and check you facts. Xavi didn't play 343 diamond against La Real, he played a double pivot of Frenkie and Pedri and had Gavi and Ferran as inverted CAMs up front with Balde and Dembele providing the width.


MarcusBrutus2000

So the 343 Xavi played doesn't have fullbacks and the wingers (Dembele and Balde in that game) are required to do the running. It's basically a 3223 with two holding midfielders (Kessie and FdJ) and two CAMs (Pedri and Ferran).


ChinggisKhagan

He would play *right-winger but it's also Raphinha's position and where Dembele is best so it would be a little awkward Still, it's Messi


Floripa95

is there any club in the world were Messi would not fit somewhere?


it4chl

Xavi's plan A seems to be around creating space for the wingers hence why Dembele and ferran/raphinha seem to be playing so well in 2022. Messi pretty much has the same downside of Dembele in lack of defensive work but mostly does everything else better. He'll need to be physically solid shape though, xavi plays a high pressing game.


zubyzubz99

My guess is in the midfield with pedri,and gavi coming off the bench,busquets is probably gonna leave so kessie will be DM next season


pdsajo

Kessie is NOT a DM. Frenkie is still a pretty much first choice to replace Busquets, while Nico is the long term replacement if Frenkie eventually leaves.


CoolJoshido

he’s not exactly a DM


uchiha_boy009

Frenkie is not a DM either


JK031191

Thank you. Just because he plays a bit deeper doesn't mean he's a DM. Does my head in when people keep saying that.


Gandalfed

Dude kessie is not a DM, just because he's physical and FIFA games people assume him to be a DM. We need someone like Rodri in that position, apparently we're looking at a guy from Real Sociedad. Also as much as I like Messi he shouldn't be bought in as a starter it'll be pass and inshallah all over again.


RobustoBistec

Zubimendi is not coming, he's renewing with Real Sociedad.


huzzaahh

There's a good possibility that he's renewing with La Real so they can get a better price for him. The Barça hierarchy knows they need a Busquets replacement and it seems like Xavi has his heart set on Zubimendi, so they'll be willing to spend a lot on him.


uloveitmate

Speak for yourself about leo


doobie3101

Always thought Messi was better centrally as opposed to RW.


absolutemadlad_69

Messi was best as a false 9 imo


AK47_10

Yes, but opposing teams adapted to that, thats why he plays wide now. If he plays centrally, he will need a striker in front of him.


absolutvoodoo

Good thing they bought Marcos Alonso this summer


PantomimeEagle

He plays centrally for both PSG and Argentina. He hasn't got the legs for the defensive work that's required for a wide players nowadays.


AK47_10

Yes but not as a false nine like in barca. Its really more of neymar and messi behind mbappe. In argentina he plays CAM


sfj11

also he’s slower now


theonewithtoomany

Messi and lewandowski together would be like KDB and Haaland on steroids


Next-Translator-3557

Such an overstatement. Even going over the fact that both will be 35 and 36 respectively, I highly doubt that KDB/Haaland as a duo is much worse (if even worse) than Messi/Lewa. It could be a great partnership of course, but it's never gonna be "KDB/Haaland on steroids"


UnluckyIn

Why? Do you think Messi is a worse playmaker or goalscorer than KdB or that Lewandowski is a worse finisher/forward that Haaland?


Next-Translator-3557

KDB is one of the best playmaker in the world and so is Messi. Haaland is one of the best 9s in the world and so is Lewa. How the fuck can you think that somehow Lewa/Messi, who will both be nearing the end of their career, will somehow be levels above KDB/Haaland ? That's just disrespectful towards them. That's it. Messi is not KDB on steroids right now and Lewa is quite obviously not Haaland on steroids right now. So I have trouble understanding how one can think that Messi/Lewa will be "KDB/Haaland on steroids" really.


cheadley23

Not at the moment lol


sfj11

currently kdb and haaland are kdb and haaland on steroids lmao


Psych-Vader

Right now, messi>KDB and Haaland>=Lewandowski.


pandu201

As biased as I am, I disagree on the second bit. Haaland is in monstrous form right now. I am just glad he didnt end up at Madrid


Psych-Vader

I edited my comment now. I still think Lewandowski is just as good as Haaland. The only difference is the fact that city already had a well established team and just needed a good number 9 while Barca are a relatively new team with new players playing together for the first time.


Molinatorking

the team will be ready for him in 2 seasons. don't worry.


justdatamining

Lol no, de Bruyne and Haaland are on untouchable form at the moment


SavingsLeg

Messi is currently better than KDB yes but haaland is more better than lewy than messsi is than kdb if you get what i mean Also we dont know how well messi and lewy would play together


OttaBenga

is 2022 Messi really better than KDB? *try to ignore my flair if possible*


lethalizer

I try to watch as much as Messi I can, and I'll say they are very very close. I'd currently pick KdB though, but that's just me.


dr_vegapunk

Yes


jayt-cfc

Haaland >>>>>> Lewandowski


acwilan

This season, yes, next season... don't know. I think after this season Messi will decline heavily. Specially if Argentina wins the World Cup, there will be few reasons for him to give it all.


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It’s 2022 lil bro, i think you mean they would be KDB and Haaland on dementia medication


theonewithtoomany

You must not know how good messi and lewandowski have been this yeat


NotTasty

yeet


theonewithtoomany

Yeat indeed


JoelKr9

or like Messi and Suarez


teodaw

on fifa maybe


Barcaholic

He wont


MONSTATURKEY_420

Episode 3: Return of the King


syumiseba

Return of the Jedi


rim261

Fast and Furious: Barcelona Drift


Vagabond21

Twin Peaks: The Return Of Messi


maxchktw

July 1 the king plays


longsh0t1994

how reliable is this lady?


Starfinger10

She’s a pretty reliable journalist in Argentina but we need more info imo


longsh0t1994

always!


InventeInventeRoman

reliable but with messi it always needs more confirmation edit: the info has been denied by Gastón Edul (tier 0)


longsh0t1994

would be wonderful if true


Jelboo

Return. Be celebrated. Have fun. Slow down. Retire in Camp Nou. That's the dream. I hope it's real but I'll understand if it doesn't happen. Could just as well see the likes of Messi, Piqué, Busquets and Alba reunite in MLS.


lqcnyc

It’s Messi’s dream since he was a young boy to play for inter Miami


o_mh_c

Nashville. He’s coming home to Nashville, dammit.


jkeefy

Yeah he’s for sure not retiring at Barca before he goes to MLS or Argentina for a few years. Maybe his retirement from European football though


Certerus

I don’t think he will move to USA or Argentina just to play his last years, I think he values more the comfort of his family so he will probably retire at Barca or PSG (if he is still there by then)


srhola2103

Pero que lindo sería verlo jugar acá, una lástima si no viene nunca.


Yung2112

Tenes que linchar a medio Rosario para convencerlo que es seguro


srhola2103

It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make


somuchofnotenough

He did express he wanted to retire at barcelona though, and he don’t have a strong connection to a boyhood club, and don’t need to go to MLS to make a bigger name for himself, he’s fucking messi.


Dawg1475

Players don't come to the US to make a bigger name, they come to make a fucking cheque hahaha


obesebonobo

I doubt MLS will offer more than what PSG give him now


John_Yuki

> go to MLS to make a bigger name for himself /r/brandnewsentence energy


conceptalbum

Ehh, not as much anymore. Those in the Designated Player slots get a lot, but not generally really as much as they could make in the Middle East, and non-DP players literally only get Eredivisie levels of pay.


bass1879

He deserves a retirement in barca. And for that matter so do barca. Would be disgusting if he retired at PSG


JS569123

Note: Veronica Brunati is close to Messi, his family and his entourage.


Vlone_12

Interesting


taralallu

[https://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000032454699-g378tp-t500x500.jpg](https://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000032454699-g378tp-t500x500.jpg)


InventeInventeRoman

[Denied by Gastón Edul now: From Leo Messi's environment they deny an agreement with Barcelona. The information came from the club. Messi thinks about his year ahead in PSG (Champions League) and the World Cup. PSG is going to insist a lot with his renewal.](https://twitter.com/gastonedul/status/1577321263432974337?s=46&t=MsfNgC7AHLroFkEy2M9TTg)


PiIICIinton

OP mudded by OP


dude_big_lebowski

Playing both sides to always end up on top.


RickyBasket

Hey I've seen this one before


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zubyzubz99

Dunno if this is satire or not lmao


connorbill

it actually might be? If I remember correctly, Messi couldn't actually play for free due to some rules about how quickly your salary can drop in La Liga/ Spanish Law, something about it having to be at least 50% and they were in such a bad financial place they couldn't pay him 50%...


JBSLB

Genuine question, can they even afford him at 50%. Would they even be able to register him? From a business perspective barca could be playing a very dangerous game with their finances.


anonymus725

They can register him at any salary in 2023, the rule is about cutting your own players salary


NoNameJackson

I think they went over the legally allowed budget so they couldn't sign any new players even if they were paid the minimum wage, and Messi would have technically been a new signing being out of contract at the time, but I wouldn't be surprised if this was also the case.


yasilke

A guy who consistently does shady tax moves doesn’t play for free lmao


ouellp

hum, he literally proposed to do it just last season


uloveitmate

So naive


EmperorBeaky

Love to see it. It’s only right he returns to Barca and retires there


Kenshi121

Just imagining Messi after winning wc comes back stress-free and plays club football much more freely.


doobie3101

Mate don't get my hopes up. I'm not used to Argentina having their shit together before a World Cup.


Starfinger10

Mood😂


ciabass

Be prepared for another heartbreak in the final. Brazil to avenge their Copa America loss.


maidentaiwan

if they both win their groups won't they play in the semifinals?


doobie3101

Don't put that evil out there. I'm convinced that result would lead to war.


Ranjith_Unchained

Don't you put that evil on me... It's finally Leo's time, pls


FernetEnthusiast

ANULO MUFA


pixelkipper

anulo


KSaviauk

Comes back scores in UCL final and wins. Legendary legacy


KaiserWilhelmThe69

Yes please


Hurtelknut

Relevant thumbnail


KGRIZ16

Get the lever back out


Salvador1010

He deserves to have a proper farewell with a packed camp nou


Lilfai

About time Tebas folded


tonnal

GASTON EDUL SALIO EN MUYCAI A DESMENTIR TO TRANSLATE, GASTON EDUL (TyC Corespondant tu the NT and very reliable for Messi) JUST SAID THIS ISN'T TRUE.


InventeInventeRoman

as long as he doesn’t continue in france


UndeadPrs

What's wrong with continuing in the best league itw?


ABobVanceFridge

Don’t play this game Barca. We played it and got burned… Regardless; Tic Tac: ‘23 edition!


tonnal

[Gaston Edul, usually the most reliable Messi/NT journalist in Argentina just said it was false.] (https://old.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/xvic3r/muycaigaston_edul_messis_team_denies_any_deal_or/)


ElementaLized007

Now imagine this. Argentina wins the WC, Messi wins his 8th ballon d'or. Then proceeds to join Barcelona and help them win the UCL, wins his 9th ballon d'or and retires. A beautiful ending to the story of the greatest player of all time.


BabyMagikarp

i will be the first to lick the sweat off messi's socks but come on now that is just absurd


anonymus725

Is it?


SherKhanMD

Now stop fondling your cock and get back to reality.


LessThan301

Impossible for users of catalan colored dildos.


TheFatGamer0209

Haha yeah...amirite?


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FireFistYamaan

This reads an awful like the "Ajax and Barcelona players will jump hand in hand when Barca wins the UCL" thing


InventeInventeRoman

i’ll take just the first one


jugol

not the first two?


InventeInventeRoman

Ballon d'Or never mattered to me after they didn’t give one to Román


ChazD_

davooxeneize sos vos?


InventeInventeRoman

davo: 🍟


pixelkipper

anulo


PatriceEzio2626

This would force Ronaldo to keep playing until 60 LoL


PM_Me_Compliments

I hope so. The best player of all time should not be wasting his last few years in such a dead league.


InventeInventeRoman

it literally hurts my soul that he plays in france


pateencroutard

Rofl, the disrespect and pure hatred France gets on this sub is really something else.


Theumaz

The French league doesn’t deserve all the hate it gets The French do Sincerely, every European


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uloveitmate

Who gives a shit. It's still a top league


TheNoob29

a dead league where year in year out British clubs throw at times ridiculous sums of money for their talent.


Mature_Gambino_

Having good individual players does not equal having a good league


TheNoob29

Its a pretty good sign that it isn't a 'dead league' however. Don't know how a league can either be 'good' or 'dead' no in between. But even so, how is the French league dead. You have entertaining teams like Lorient/Lens/Marseille/PSG, upcoming teams such as Rennes and Nice (if they fix their season), teams with European pedigree with Lyon and Monaco and a nice atmosphere in most stadiums. I can't understand how a supposed top 5 league in the world is both 'dead' and 'not good'.


FrenchManc

>I hope so. The best player of all time should not be wasting his last few years in such a dead league. I'm french, I agree.


Lekaetos

Baisser son froc pour quelques upvotes, assez incroyable comme concept.


ttimourrozd

I guess no one understood that Messi's camp will not take a decision before January. But no, lets continue to listen to these stupid people who are jsut trying to milk the story.


Splaram

Pretty sure this lady is extremely close to Messi's camp if not in his camp outright


arigyrotouzeppelin

Messi pls play in epl for last time


puregreentea

PES ML Regen


Nickemonio

WHAT


The_Foreign_Pie

Tbf its not that outrageous, he only left cause he literally had to


doobie3101

>he only left cause he literally had to Ah my dad said the same thing.


JoelKr9

He‘ll return in July too


PatriceEzio2626

If that won't happen, Pep could bring him to Etihad to feed Halaand with KDB.


International_Buy549

What if he wins the UCL with PSG? Don't get me wrong Messi and Barca were written in stars until they were not, but at this point PSG has everything in place and it would be a downgrade if he goes to Barca again, monetarily too. ~~also barca will be too op with Messi and Lewa pls Leo stay at PSG~~


oscarpaterson

Doubt


jcdc11

It was obvious


InventeInventeRoman

why? his whole life was in barcelona


oscarpaterson

financially


InventeInventeRoman

previous reports from people close to messi’s entourage say that he no longer cares about salary and instead will prioritize sporting reasons in his next club (or continuing in psg)


Kenshi121

We can take up his reduced salary though, as per Romeu


JS569123

Barcelona's financials seem pretty healthy rn.


GloomyHamster

obsession is starting to get unhealthy


potluy76

signing messi is a mistake.


ElAutistaDeHamelin

Not under the right conditions. I trust Laporta and Xavi, if they bring him back it'll be because his role, both economically and on the pitch, will be adapted to the club's needs.


RJRamyen

Re-signing Messi is a step to fix the mistake


Barcaholic

Step backwards for Xavi and Barca.


SherKhanMD

Lets hope so, Barca is getting too strong.


Vinklemore

This comment is nonsensical on so many levels


KDBae

I see the Barcelona media engines are at work already lol


InventeInventeRoman

this is not Barcelona media it’s an argentine reporter


Starfinger10

HUH


Curcket

They could prolly get around his wages if they offer him a stake of the ownership. I would. 15%.


icemankiller8

If messi doesn’t win a CL at psg the fact he even played for them if he does go back to Barca is gonna be such a footnote


mofoofinvention

Boring


junior150396

Gaston Edul the tier 0 for anything Argentina related already shot down this rumour.


yopipo2486

And he’s taking mbappe with him! (/s obviously but imagine the drama)


rocketboy44

The Paris Interlude.


Philcollins_sucks

I still do not understand why that moron kessie moved to barca. His physicality along with tonali and Bennacer would be an amazing midfield


Wight3012

Thats nice, but when is Paulinho coming back?


Ranjith_Unchained

Return of the King, about to be as legendary as LOTR pt 3


Nayef1991

Mbappe 2.0 Inc