Lionel Messi should join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus following his departure from Barcelona, according to Everton star James Rodriguez.
Barcelona dropped a bombshell on Thursday by confirming in a statement that their greatest ever player Messi will not be staying at the club ‘because of financial and structural obstacles’.
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Messi, 34, has scored 672 goals in 778 appearances for Barca but has been a free agent since July 1 when his contract expired.
The Argentinian superstar appears to be closing in on a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain but Everton and Colombia star James wants him to join Ronaldo at Juventus.
Messi and Ronaldo have been rivals for more than a decade but James says it would be a ‘dream’ to see the modern-day legends team up in Italy.‘Messi should go to Juventus and play with Cristiano Ronaldo, it would be a bomb,’ James said on Twitch. ‘It’s the dream of many fans to see those two beats play together.
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‘Messi made 30 goals and 30 assists for Barcelona, per year, at least, and now Barcelona will have to look for other players to do that, one who scores 10 and assists 10, another who scores five and assists five, the issue is finding them.
‘Football has changed a lot, Messi leaving Barcelona confirms that. Who would have imagined that he would leave Barcelona or that Sergio Ramos would leave Real Madrid?
‘The La Liga Clasicos are going to be different, before the cameras were for Cristiano and Messi, now people will still watch but it won’t be the same.
‘If Messi went to PSG they would play alone there, they could already give them all the titles, In England I don’t think anyone can pay him, only Manchester City.’
While Messi appears to be closing in on a move to PSG, Premier League champions Manchester City have also asked to be made aware of any developments, while Chelsea have emerged as shock suitors for his signature.
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