Lionel Messi must be sold - Barcelona fan

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A Barcelona fan has claimed the time is right to sell the reigning Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi.

The 26-year-old, who has scored 325 goals in 393 matches for the Catalan giants and is widely-regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, has failed to net in his last three appearances - and one Barcelona fan has seen enough.

"I’ve been saying it for a year, it’s time to sell Messi," the fan told Punto Pelota. "What I’m saying is pretty strong, but Messi won’t win anything else at Barca. It happens to every crack (they lose it). Now is the time to sell him."

Messi's last goal for Barcelona came against AC Milan in last month's 1-1 draw, while the Argentina international has failed to score in his last four La Liga matches.

Despite that, he has still managed to net eight goals in his ten league appearances for the club this season, while he scored a combined 96 league goals in his previous two La Liga campaigns.

The fact that some are questioning Messi's ability after a three-game "drought" will no doubt amuse most rational-thinking football fans, but was Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff right when he suggested that Messi should have been sold by the club after they purchased Neymar?

Click play on the video - provided by 101greatgoals - at the top of the page.

(Quotes translated by 101greatgoals)

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