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Rial Madrid had offered Messi around 21.5 billion rupees (250 million euros).
Italian sports journalist Gianluca Di Margio has made many shocking revelations in his new book ‘Gran Hotel Calciomercato’. He wrote that in 2013 the Spanish club Rial Madrid had offered Argentina and Barcelona star striker Leonel Messi about 21.5 billion rupees (250 million euros), which he declined.
Messi is seen playing with Ronaldo
Gianluca wrote that if Messi had signed that offer, he would have been seen playing at the club with Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo joined Rial Madrid in 2009. In 2018 Ronaldo left the Spanish club and joined Italy’s club Juventus.
Messi was not willing to go to Real Madrid at any cost
According to Gianluca, Messi Rial was one of the dream signings for Madrid owner Florentino Perez. In 2013, he also sent club representatives to Barcelona to find out about Messi. When representatives of Real Madrid informed Messi about this, Messi had categorically declined the offer. He said that ‘you are wasting your time. I will not go to Rial Madrid at any cost. ‘ According to Gianluca, Messi refused to listen to the offer.
Chelsea also offered Messi
Gianluca also wrote in his book that in 2014 English club Chelsea also offered Messi to join the club. Jose Mourinho, the then Chelsea manager, also convinced Messi to bring him to the club. But the deal was canceled due to former Chelsea player Deco.
Messi made his debut for Barcelona in 2004
Let me tell you that Messi made his debut for Barcelona on 16 October 2004 at the age of 18. Since then, he has scored 445 goals in 488 matches for the team. During this time he has won 34 titles including 10 La Liga and 4 UEFA Champions League to the team.
Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo compete for best
Messi and Ronaldo have been fighting for the best footballer of the current era for quite some time. Ronaldo has played for four teams in his senior club career. His first club was Sporting CP (2002-03). He then played for Manchester United from 2003 to 2009. He scored 196 goals in 84 matches while playing from MU. In 2009 Ronaldo joined Rial Madrid. Ronaldo scored 292 goals in 311 matches while playing for Madrid. Ronaldo left Madrid in 2018 and joined Italy’s Juventus club. Ronaldo has played 55 matches for Juventus, scoring 66 goals.
Messi won the Ballon d’Or Award a record 6 times
Messi won the Ballon d’Or Award for a record 6th time last year. In this case he overtook Ronaldo (5 times). Only Messi and Ronaldo have won the last 11 Ballon d’Or awards. Messi (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019) has won 6 and Ronaldo (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) five times in the last 12 years. The award was won by Luca Modarich of Croatia and Real Madrid in 2018.