Real President: We Would Have Loved Messi At Madrid
Real Madrid President: We Would Have Loved Lionel Messi At Madrid
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has admitted that his club would have loved it if FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi had played for Los Blancos instead.
The Argentine has been a Barca player since he was just 13 years old, after leaving home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
About 17 years later, Messi is regarded as one of the best players to have ever played the sport, and Real's president has now revealed he would have loved to see the five-time Ballon d'Or winner at Los Blancos.
"Of course, we would have loved to have had Messi at Madrid," Perez told Onda Cero.
"But he was in the Barca youth team so it could never have happened!"
Messi has gone on to play 585 senior games for the Catalan giants, scoring 510 goals and assisting a further 231 strikes.
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