Is Lionel Messi becoming a member of the Premier League this summer time? Effectively, we’ll simply have to attend and see…
The Argentina famous person has advised Barcelona he desires to depart Camp Nou and so begins the chase for his signature, with all of Europe’s high golf equipment trying to drag off the signing of the century.
In England Man City need him, with Pep Guardiola hoping to reunite along with his former star participant, whereas Manchester United and Chelsea have additionally been linked with beautiful strikes.
And Wayne Rooney, the ex-Pink Satan, joined talkSPORT on Thursday morning to react to the reviews that Messi may quickly be enjoying Premier League soccer to the delight of all English followers.
And, whereas discussing the attainable switch, he weighed in on the unending Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate…
Rooney advised the talkSPORT Breakfast: “I do know Messi is getting a bit older – I feel he’s a yr or two youthful than me – however nobody has ever seen a participant like him.
“That debate, Messi vs Ronaldo… Messi simply has every thing; he could make objectives, rating objectives, dictate video games…
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“He is likely one of the solely gamers the place I’ve simply sat there and watched and been in awe. Clearly I performed with Cristiano, and the 2 of them have set the usual which I don’t suppose will ever be seen once more.
“However, for me, Messi is simply on a distinct stage.
“The United States shouldn’t be in his thoughts in any respect, as a result of he’s miles too good for that stage.
“He may come to the Premier League and win Participant of the 12 months – a million per cent. I don’t suppose he may do it for the subsequent two or three years, however definitely for the subsequent season, if he surrounds himself with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne or Bruno Fernandes, he can go and win his seventh Ballon d’Or.”
So, Rooney prefers Messi to his former teammate Ronaldo… However what do the stats say?
Remarkably, Messi and Ronaldo are comparatively shut relating to their respective careers.
Ronaldo has performed extra video games and scored extra objectives than his Argentine rival, whereas Messi has confirmed a greater creator with extra assists than CR7 for each membership and nation.
Even their main honours are neck and neck, with Messi two titles forward of Ronaldo at membership stage, however the Portuguese famous person profitable Euro 2016 and the 2018/19 Nations League to say two worldwide honours to Messi’s zero.
And, in fact, their main particular person honours are additionally tied, as Messi has claimed yet another Ballon d’Or – however Ronaldo has yet another The Greatest FIFA award to his identify.
So, it truly is only a matter of style and, for Rooney, Lionel Messi is the best footballer to have ever lived.
Hearken to Wayne Rooney on talkSPORT, above…