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Former Barca President Reveals Which Club Bid €150m For Messi

Former Barca President Reveals Which Club Bid €150m For Messi

By SL International - Jun 18, 2017 01:00 PM

Former FC Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has revealed which club were willing to pay €150m for Lionel Messi in 2006.

Read: Real Star: Messi Wouldn't Fit In Our Team

Messi has been at the forefront of Barca's success in the last few years, scoring numerous and breaking a lot of records along the way.

However, Laporta revealed that Serie A outfit, Inter Milan were willing to pay €150million for Messi, which was his buy-out clause at the time.

"It was 2006 when Inter made an offer," Laporta told The Guardian.

"They were prepared to pay the €150million buyout clause, which is why we [later] raised it to €250m, but I always felt reassured by my relationship with his dad, Jorge.

"I told him: 'They'll have to pay the clause because I won't sell. He'll be happy here, he'll get glory. There, he'll only win financially. Your son's destined to be the greatest in history and here he'll have a team to help get there. He'll enjoy it."

Read: Former Barca Star: Real Madrid Target Is Not Worth £120m

Do you think Messi would have been the same player if joined Inter? Have your say in the comment section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 20, 2017 08:31 AM
Inter is a lazy team messi was not gonna fit!
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Kodhinho khosi 4 life Jun 19, 2017 01:49 PM
No news here mxm
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Faysal Jun 19, 2017 08:56 AM
And there he became the GOAT
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 18, 2017 05:27 PM
Yes bcz anywhere he cn chine
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The Lecturer Jun 18, 2017 03:58 PM
Laporta must never be Barca president again because he is too greedy. With him at the helm I'm almost certain that we would never have MSN playing together today. He represents a bad trend with Barca in the past of cashing in on great players at their Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Romario, Maradona....thank goodness he never succeeded with Messi.
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Sika_Sundowns Jun 18, 2017 03:44 PM
no ×20
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btsaanang Jun 18, 2017 03:20 PM
Messi the king
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Matayitayi Jun 18, 2017 01:55 PM
Thank you Mr Laporta..I wish you return to Barca
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MakP Jun 18, 2017 01:48 PM
The Barcelona style of play really suit Messi,he must play for Barca to achieve more

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