Former Inter Milan president, Massimo Moratti believes Lionel Messi’s move to the San Siro is not “a forbidden dream”.
Messi is in direct conflict with the Barcelona board members after several incidents that tested his patience.
First, it was Eric Abidal’s comments regarding the Barcelona players which Messi spoke out against. Then, the Argentine came forward and criticized the Camp Nou chiefs over their handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. He defended the player’s right to chose whether to give up their wages or not. Overall, the Catalan giants are really struggling to keep their star forward happy with his contract also due to end in June 2021.
“I don’t think it’s a forbidden dream at all. Maybe it wasn’t even before this misfortune,” Moratti told Radio Rai. “Messi is at the end of his contract and it would certainly be attempted to bring him home. I don’t know if this situation will change anything, but I think we will see strange things at the end of the year.”
Messi’s nemesis, Cristiano Ronaldo moved to the Serie A in 2018 and even challenged the Argentine to make the switch to Italy. Fans would be ecstatic to see these rivals go at each other in the same league once again.
Barcelona are interested in signing Lautaro Martinez from Inter. Moratti suggested that the striker could be used as an exchange piece for Messi. “He [Martinez] is a very good lad, he cares about his career,” Moratti said. “But, as I said before, we have to see if it’s part of an operation for bigger players like Messi.”
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