Lionel Messi RUMORS & NEWS

  • Champions League all-time top scorers - Ronaldo, Messi & UCL goal kings

    Sporting News "The Champions League has featured some of the best goalscorers in history. As the premier club competition in Europe and arguably the world, it is a stage that has been graced by countless icons of football. Who is the all-time Champions League top..." August 10

  • Messi wonder goal lifts Barcelona into Champions League quarterfinals

    Yahoo! Sports "It wasn’t even that Napoli did anything wrong. It created chances. Its passing completion percentage was exactly the same as Barcelona’s. In fact, Napoli shaded possession against a team not often beaten in that area. And still Napoli lost 3-1 Saturday and 4-2 on aggregate. Because..." August 10

  • Why Barcelona Are Confident Lionel Messi Will Be Fit for UCL Tie

    Heavy "Lionel Messi is expected to be fit for Barcelona’s crucial Champions League clash against Bayern Munich in Lisbon on Friday despite needing treatment on the pitch following a heavy challenge from defender Kalidou Koulibaly in Saturday’s last-16 win over..." August 09

  • Quique Setien Talks Messi Fitness After ‘Fierce Knock’ In UCL Win

    Heavy "Barcelona manager Quique Setien played down fears over captain Lionel Messi’s fitness after Saturday’s 3-1 win over Napoli in the last-16 of the Champions League. The Argentina international required treatment at the end of the first half following a challenge from..." August 08

  • Why Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann & Nelson Semedo Must Be Careful Against Napoli

    Heavy "Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, and Nelson Semedo will all need to be careful in Barcelona’s last-16 second leg against Napoli on Saturday at the Camp Nou. The trio are all one yellow card away from missing the quarter-finals of the competition should Barcelona make it..." August 08

  • Ex-Barcelona defender argues team is too reliant on Lionel Messi

    Clutch Points "Lionel Messi is still every bit of the dominant phenom he’s been for the past decade, but an ex-Barcelona defender is worried his club has become too dependent on his talent. Albert Ferrer has watched the Blaugranas closely this season, and it’s tough to argue with his mindset..." August 03

  • Lionel Messi Shows Off Latest Incredible Trick Shot

    Heavy "Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has been showing off his latest incredible trick shot on social media ahead of the return of the Champions League in August. The Argentina international has teamed up with Pepsi once again for an advert with a short video that is likely to leave..." July 31

  • Inter Chief Issues Strong Response to Lionel Messi Rumors

    Heavy "Inter director Beppe Marotta has responded to rumors the Nerazzurri could try to pull off a shock move for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi. Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Friday that Messi’s father is buying a house in Milan,..." July 25

  • Inter brand Lionel Messi rumors ‘fantasy football’

    Barca Blaugranes "Inter Milan’s Guiseppe Marotta has described rumors linking Barcelona captain Lionel Messi with a move to the San Siro as ‘fantasy football.’ It’s been reported in Italy this week that Messi’s father Jorge is buying a house in Milan, predictably..." July 25

  • Lionel Messi’s dad buys a home, sparks panic

    Barca Blaugranes "Lionel Messi’s father is back in the news. This time around he made the decision of purchasing a home for reported tax purposes in Milan, Italy.  The only reason this is even worth a post is because it involves covering Messi and the word Milan. Messi’s..." July 24

  • Jorge Valdano: "Zidane has finally beaten Lionel Messi"

    Sport "Jorge Valdano told 'France Press' that Zinedine Zidane had finally gotten the better of Messi as he guided Real Madrid to the LaLiga title last week.   "Zidane has finally beaten Messi and managed to do it with so much efficiency," the former Real..." July 21

  • Lionel Messi voted only the second best player in the 2019/20 La Liga season

    Give Me Sport "Lionel Messi finished the La Liga season with the Pichichi trophy after his 25 goals, while he also registered 21 assists. Those 21 assists broke a La Liga record which had previously been set by former teammate Xavi. He also became first player in the history of La..." July 20

  • Dani Alves Explains What Lionel Messi and Barcelona are Lacking

    Heavy "Former Barcelona full-back Dani Alves has explained what the Catalan giants are currently lacking after losing their La Liga crown to Real Madrid. The Brazil international told Catalunya Rádio’s Tot Gira program that the team lack identity and captain Lionel..." July 17

  • Lionel Messi's reaction after he scored his free-kick against Osasuna

    Give Me Sport "It was a night to forget for everyone connected with Barcelona on Thursday night. They knew that whatever they did against Osasuna, Real Madrid would be crowned La Liga champions if they beat Villarreal. Real did beat Villarreal 2-1 to secure the title while Barca succumbed..." July 17

  • Suarez says Barcelona must improve to keep Messi

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona keeping Lionel Messi happy is usually amongst the club’s highest priorities. The legend’s contract ends next year and there has been some light speculation that leaving Barcelona is a possibility.  Messi’s accomplice in his recent successes at..." July 15

  • Wild Stat Shows Barcelona’s Dependence on Lionel Messi

    Heavy "It’s no secret that Barcelona rely on Lionel Messi for attacking inspiration, but a wild statistic has emerged that highlights precisely how dependent on their captain the Catalan giants have been during the 2019-20 season. Barcelona have netted 80 times in 36 La Liga..." July 14

  • Lionel Messi Hits Incredible Record With Latest Assist

    Heavy "Lionel Messi made more La Liga history on Saturday night by teeing up Arturo Vidal to open the scoring for Barcelona against Real Valladolid at the José Zorrilla Stadium. The assist was Messi’s 20th of the season, to go with his 22 goals in Spain’s top..." July 11

  • Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski…Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in elite company and Gunners have to keep him

    The Boot Room "Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is facing an uncertain future with the Gunners but if the company he keeps is anything to go by, then the club has to go all out to keep him. The Gabon international netted his 20th of the season in midweek to once again put him in contention for..." July 09

  • 'Neymar, Mbappe, Greenwood' - Berbatov names three stars who could emulate Messi & Ronaldo

    Sporting News "Dimitar Berbatov has mentioned Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mason Greenwood as the players who could potentially emulate Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the future. The duo, who have shared 11 Ballon d'Or awards between them and are widely considered two of the greatest..." July 08

  • Pep Guardiola responds to claims Man City are interested in signing Lionel Messi

    Mirror "  Pep Guardiola has given his take on the speculation surrounding Lionel Messi’s Barcelona future.  The Manchester City manager presided over Messi in his prime during four memorable years at the Camp Nou, during which Barcelona won two..." July 07

  • Man City could sign Lionel Messi next year if Pep Guardiola leaves the club

    talkSport "Manchester City would go ‘hell for leather’ to sign Lionel Messi next season – but only if Pep Guardiola isn’t still the club’s manager. That is the view of Spain-based journalist Graham Hunter, who believes the City boss will have doubts about..." July 06

  • Cesar Luis Menotti not expecting Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona

    Barca Blaugranes "Former Barcelona and Argentina coach Cesar Luis Menotti has been asked about Lionel Messi’s future and doesn’t see the captain leaving the Camp Nou. Cadena SER shocked everyone this week with a report that Messi is pretty angry at Barca and is thinking about..." July 05

  • Barcelona Boss Quique Setien Reacts to Lionel Messi Exit Rumors

    Heavy "Barcelona coach Quique Setien gave little away about Lionel Messi’s future on Saturday in his pre-match press conference ahead of the team’s La Liga match with Villarreal. The Barcelona captain is feeling frustrated at the club and is ready to leave when his..." July 04

  • Lionel Messi reportedly plans to leave Barcelona in 2021 after rejecting new deal

    Give Me Sport "Lionel Messi is reportedly planning to leave Barcelona at the end of the 2020/21 season. Fans of the Blaugrana have been keeping their fingers tightly crossed as the player and club try to thrash out a contract extension, but it seems as though the negotiations have reached an..." July 03

  • French World Cup winner apologizes after labelling Lionel Messi 'half autistic' in astonishing rant

    RT "Former France forward Christophe Dugarry has been forced to apologize after labelling Lionel Messi "half autistic" in an astonishing tirade against the Barcelona star. Speaking about the struggles current France star Antoine Griezmann has had since his big-money move to..." July 02

  • Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Makes History, Records 700th Career Goal

    NESN "Lionel Messi has etched his name in the record books. The soccer superstar recorded the 700th career goal of his career as Barcelona took on Atletico Madrid. Messi recorded his 699th club and country goal on June 16 and, after two weeks, was able to bury the big one on a penalty kick..." July 01

  • Lionel Messi seen ignoring instructions as Barcelona players clash with coaches

    Daily Star "Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been seen appearing to ignore Quique Setien’s assistant Eder Sarabia during a La Liga match. Barca dropped more points in their battle with Real Madrid at the top of the table with a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Saturday. The..." June 29

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold's Hilarious Response When Asked To Pick Between Messi And Ronaldo

    Sport Bible "Trent Alexander-Arnold hilariously named Jordan Henderson when he was asked to pick between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Liverpool star took part in a social media Q&A session on Twitter earlier this season. He was asked a range of questions including..." June 29

  • Luka Romero should not be labelled Mexican Lionel Messi, says Graham Hunter

    Sky Sports "Real Mallorca forward Luka Romero is an "outright phenomenon" but should not be labelled the 'Mexican Messi', says La Liga TV football expert Graham Hunter. Romero became the youngest player to make his La Liga debut when he came off the bench against Real..." June 25

  • Barcelona and Leo Messi in contract talks "Barcelona and Leo Messi have started negotiations over the renewal of the player's contract, after the deadline to confirm whether the Argentine will continue at the club passed at the start of June. Negotiations have taken place between club president Josep Maria..." June 21

  • Barcelona to offer Lionel Messi new deal until 2023

    Metro "Barcelona will offer Lionel Messi a new contract to keep him at the club until 2023, according to reports in Spain. The Argentina international has just a year left on his current deal at Camp Nou, with no formal negotiations taking place yet to due to the coronavirus..." June 18

  • Rested Messi ready to help Barcelona win La Liga and Champions League, says Lenglet

    Sporting News "Lionel Messi is ready to help Barcelona win La Liga and the Champions League after a well-earned rest, according to Clement Lenglet. Quique Setien is currently preparing his squad for the resumption of the 2019-20 La Liga season, following a three-month hiatus caused by the..." June 10

  • Quique Setien Confident Lionel Messi Will Be Fit for La Liga Restart

    Heavy "Barcelona manager Quique Setien is confident captain Lionel Messi will be fit to face Real Mallorca on Saturday. The Catalan giants will resume their 2019-20 La Liga campaign at Son Moix after a break of three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Messi’s..." June 07

  • Barcelona confirm Lionel Messi injury ahead of La Liga restart

    Sports Mole "Barcelona have revealed that Lionel Messi has "a minor right quadriceps injury" ahead of the team's return to La Liga action. Quique Setien's side will resume their title defence against Mallorca on June 13, three months after the 2019-20 campaign was..." June 05

  • Barcelona and Messi to start contract talks this month "Talks to renew Lionel Messi's contract at Barcelona are set to start this month. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has already tried to begin negotiations over extending the Argentine's deal past 2021 this season, but they have been delayed for..." June 05

  • Cristiano Ronaldo earns £14m MORE from Instagram than he does from Juventus, puts Messi and Kylie Jenner to shame

    The Sun "CRISTIANO RONALDO is Instagram's top earner after raking in £14million MORE from his posts than he does playing for Juventus. According to a new report from Buzz Bingo, the Portuguese superstar has retained his crown as the social media site's highest..." June 04

  • Barcelona play down Lionel Messi injury claims amid reports he could miss LaLiga return with adductor problem

    Evening Standard "Barcelona have played down reports of a possible injury to Lionel Messi ahead of the return of LaLiga. The Argentine attacker missed training on Wednesday amid claims by Catalan station TV3 that he has a problem with his adductor and could be a doubt for..." June 04

  • Barcelona planning to sign two long-term Messi replacements this summer

    TeamTalk "Barcelona reportedly believe that both Neymar and Lautaro Martinez can replace Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp long term. The Catalan giants remain on course for title glory this season but they appear to be on the slide and are looking to freshen up their squad with exciting new talent..." June 04

  • Messi is right: Soccer will never be the same again after COVID-19

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s plain to see that the world of soccer has changed: fans are no longer in stadiums, teams are taking extra precautions while training and some leagues have not formulated a return to action. These may seem like temporary adjustments for the pandemic, but there are many..." June 02

  • Lionel Messi's Barcelona exit clause, that could have led to him leaving for free, expires

    Sky Sports "Lionel Messi's Barcelona exit clause, which could have seen him leave the Nou Camp for free this summer, has expired. The clause - part of the four-year deal that the Argentina star signed in 2017 - expired on Saturday May 30, and would have allowed him to leave for another club..." June 01

  • Jadon Sancho: Could the England forward be the heir to Lionel Messi's crown?

    BBC "Jadon Sancho picks up the ball on the right side of the pitch and sets off on a driving, weaving run, gliding between two men before breezing past another. He still has a lot to do when he reaches the edge of the box but he makes it look so easy with a low, precise side-foot..." May 26

  • ‘Messi can make 2022 World Cup his Last Dance’ – Biglia backing Barcelona icon to emulate Michael Jordan

    Sporting News "Lionel Messi can write his own Michael Jordan-inspired script by making the 2022 World Cup his ‘Last Dance’, says former Argentina international Lucas Biglia. While piecing together an enviable collection of medals at Barcelona, to go with his six Ballons..." May 26

  • Lautaro Martinez will find it hard to say no to Barcelona and Lionel Messi - Gonzalo Higuain

    Barca Blaugranes "Gonzalo Higuain has been talking about Lautaro Martinez and reckons the youngster will find it difficult to say no to a move to Barcelona where he would link up with Lionel Messi. The striker spoke about his own experience of moving to Real Madrid from River Plate..." May 23

  • Lionel Messi favourite speaks out on his future amid reported Newcastle interest

    The Boot Room "Reported Newcastle United target Arturo Vidal has spoken out about his future amid speculation linking the Barcelona man with a departure from the Camp Nou. Italian website ITA Sport Press claimed last month that the Chile international midfielder is a target for..." May 22

  • How Man Utd plan to hurt Barcelona and Lionel Messi in this summer's transfer window

    Express "Manchester United are hoping to hijack Barcelona over a deal for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez this summer, reports say. Lionel Messi is eager for his compatriot to move to the Nou Camp as the Catalan giants eye glory under Quique Setien. But United..." May 21

  • "Messi called Lautaro to ask him to join him at Barcelona"

    Sport ""Lautaro Martinez is impressive -- he's a really complete forward. He's strong, he's a good dribbler, he scores goals, he knows how to protect the ball. He has a lot of similarities with Luis [Suarez], they both use their bodies well and hold the ball..." May 19

  • Report: Rangers in negotiations over gem recently compared to Messi and Ronaldo

    The Boot Room "Glasgow Rangers are reported to be in negotiations with Ianis Hagi’s parent club over payment methods ahead of a permanent Ibrox switch, according to Het Nieuwsblad. Hagi joined Rangers on a six-month loan at the end of the January transfer window from Genk and the..." May 19

  • Lionel Messi talks up Barcelona move for Man Utd & Chelsea transfer target Lautaro Martinez

    Metro "Lionel Messi has hinted Lautaro Martinez possesses the perfect qualities to revitalise Barcelona’s forward line once the transfer window reopens. The Argentinean superstar, who turns 33 in June, remains the driving force in Quique Setien’s side which was on course to win..." May 15

  • Samuel Eto’o backs Kylian Mbappe to take over from Lionel Messi

    Metro "Samuel Eto’o believes Kylian Mbappe will take over from Lionel Messi as the world’s best player. With Messi turning 33 this summer and Cristiano Ronaldo now 35 years old, many football fans have been wondering who will take up the mantle from the world’s two best..." May 15

  • Brazilian Believes He's Better Than Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo

    Sport Bible "Former Brazilian footballer Edilson believes he was better than Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The 49-year old, who turned out for the likes of Palmeiras, Corinthians and Flamengo, scored six goals in 21 appearances for his country and was part of the 2002 World Cup..." May 15