Wayne Rooney would resolve to observe Lionel Messi in the Premier League – even though it’s to affix Manchester Metropolis.
And Man United anecdote Rooney would no longer mind Messi his aged membership’s rivals – who’re the favourites to land him – if it intended him coming to England.
“I do know he’s rising older nevertheless he’s a participant who no person has viewed sooner than,” he instructed talkSPORT in an uncommon chat on Thursday morning.
“Messi has every thing – he can make targets, get hold of targets, dictate the sport and is basically the most efficient participant of all time.
“He’s one in every of the supreme avid gamers I’ve sat there and watched and been in alarm.”
Thinking about Rooney performed with Cristiano Ronaldo at Man United for six years that is some assertion.
“Him and Cristiano Ronaldo delight in situation a dilapidated which I don’t contemplate we are able to ever attach a matter to all over again nevertheless, for me, Messi is correct varied level.”
Rooney also believes Messi ought to smooth no longer be having a attach a matter to at MLS or the Chinese Substantial League for his next membership.
“The US shouldn’t be in his mind on account of he’s too true,” he added.
“He could reach to the Premier League and be a Player of the three hundred and sixty five days. 1,000,000 per cent.
“If he surrounds himself with Bruno Fernandes or Kevin De Bruyne he could take a seventh Ballon d’Or, which will likely be not in all probability.”
Rooney’s comments echo those of Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, who instructed talkSPORT it will most certainly be an honour to fragment the pitch with him.
“It will likely be not in all probability for a participant esteem myself to remark he shared a pitch with Lionel Messi. It’s the stuff you convey your kids and your grandkids.
“If it’s correct and if he does make a selection to reach to the Premier League, it will most certainly be not in all probability for no longer handiest the Premier League nevertheless for every participant who hasn’t shared the pitch with him to get that honour.
“Each recreation he’d delight in six or seven avid gamers man-marking him!”
Messi has scored 634 targets for Barcelona, the supreme membership he has performed for in his legit occupation, having been there since he became as soon as 13.
Barca will need a price for his or her talisman, nevertheless the participant is hoping to leave for free and Metropolis are in pole location to mark him.
Alternatively, his contract will most certainly be complicated to get around.
In line with Football Leaks, Messi earns a long-established yearly wage of £54m-a-three hundred and sixty five days and shut to £1m-a-week.