Messi's former agent reveals he was tempted to join Arsenal



Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Marca.com

Messi's former agent reveals he was tempted to join Arsenal

Lionel Messi's former agent, Fabian Soldini, recalled the day that the Argentine forward came close to signing for Arsenal.

It was back in 2003, when the Gunners acquired the services of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and also expressed their interest in the current Blaugrana captain.

"[Messi] was tempted to go to Arsenal, but he didn't go," Soldini recalled.

"I remember the day that Cesc asked to leave [Barcelona].

"Messi was also asked to go, but he didn't want to leave."

Fabregas returned to Barcelona in 2011 as he rejoined forces with Messi, with the midfielder remaining at the Camp Nou until 2014, at which point he moved back to England with Chelsea.



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