The owners of Manchester United are keen to sign a world-class player this summer in order to kick-start their revival, with Lionel Messi being linked with a shock move.
According to the Metro, which cites Spanish publication AS, the Glazer family have the Catalan superstar in their list of potential summer buys, and could make a move for him at the end of this season given his reportedly unsettled state at the Nou Camp. Rumours have ran amok recently suggesting that the man many deem to be the world’s greatest player is far from happy with the state of affairs at Barcelona, and is disgruntled by the fact that the club no longer see him as an priceless asset.
As such free-spending clubs such as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as German champions Bayern Munich, have been named in connection with paying a ludicrous amount for his services, and so United do have competition. It must be said however that the chances of the reigning Premier League champions luring possibly the most desirable footballer on the planet to Manchester are slim at best.
Given the fact that they will not be competing in the Champions League next year, surely the possibility of Messi playing week in week out under the lights of Old Trafford resides only in the imaginations of the incredibly optimistic.