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'If Messi Comes, I Will Kiss His Feet'

A professional footballer has offered to kiss Lionel Messi's feet should he pack his bags at FC Barcelona and head to a Major League Soccer (MLS) club in the US.

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Speculation still surrounds Messi's future with the Catalan giants, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

While Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the favourites to land his signature, the MLS has also been spoken of as a potential destination, with the 33-year-old previously admitting to having an interest in the league.

Franco Jara, who has featured alongside Messi on the international stage and plays for FC Dallas, would love to see Messi join him in the US, believing it would be an opportunity for his compatriot to live a normal life.

"If he (Messi) comes to play (in MLS), I'd kiss his feet," he recently told 90min.

Messi is said to be the highest-paid player in the world, but who follows him in the top 10?

"It would be insane, a madness. Over the course of my career, when I was in the (Argentina) national team, I had the chance to share (the pitch) with players like them, but having him face to face is totally different.

"MLS have brought in Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), (Gonzalo) Higuain, let's hope Messi gets the opportunity.

"As much for Messi as for Cristiano (Ronaldo), it's an opportunity to live outside of football, to be a normal person.

"Me, you, we like to go out to eat, go to the cinema, go to the supermarket to buy and the United States offers that."

Messi has only ever represented Barcelona in his senior career, but seems to be closer to an exit from the Spanish giants than ever before.

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Many believe the Argentine will only make a decision on his future after the club's presidential elections are completed.

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