It has happened before that the name of Lionel Messi has been paired with Inter. Starting from the very beginning of his career, the player admitted he was close to signing for Inter thanks to Moratti but ended up staying in Barcelona.
So what happened this time? This time, a clause in La Pulce‘s contract includes an option for the player to leave for free this summer. After years of impossibility, for the first time, Barça fans have a reasonable fear of losing their talent.
There are several teams that would love to have the World-Class player wearing their jersey. Of these many have high wages to offer. Yet it is not obvious Messi would leave Barcelona just for any team with enough money.
Maybe what could convince him is to play for a long-time flirt. Maybe he would enjoy playing in one of the few teams he has never scored against. He would like to play with Lautaro, a player he has publicly praised, maybe. Or maybe he would like to reignite his rivalry with CR7. Maybe… Just maybe.