Messi’s idol and copmatriot Maradona played for Napoli from 1984 to 1991.
But would it be possible to see Leo play for the Serie A side?
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique stated that everything is possible in football when asked is Lionel Messi could ever play for Napoli. Asked if Messi could emulate Maradona and sign for Napoli, Pique told a news conference: “You can never say never in football, but I guess that is complicated.
“You should ask him as he decides his future. I would like him to retire with us. I can’t tell you more. Everything has already been said about Maradona, he is a unique player who has given a lot to the sport. He went to Barcelona and also to Napoli.
“He will be remembered forever. If, however, you ask me for a comparison between Maradona and Leo, I choose the consistency of Messi, considering his magic for so many years.
“I haven’t talked to Leo about playing in the San Paolo. He will surely be happy to play in a new stadium for him and for his history. The most important thing however, is to leave here with a good result.”