For the greater part of the last decade, Messi has been a pipe dream for the club and its owner.
His departure from Barcelona, which stunned the football world, came as a result of the Catalan club’s inability to afford to keep the Argentine at the club. A contract and a pen were in hand when Paris Saint-Germain arrived on Messi’s figurative doorstep, and he accepted.
In a strange way, PSG raced to the front of the queue, not because of the players it has, but rather because of the players, it does not have. Just hours before the Messi news went viral, Manchester City—one of the only other teams known to be interested in signing the world’s finest player—announced that it had finalized its deal with Aston Villa to sign Jack Grealish from the Villains. It was at that point that the Citizens virtually eliminated themselves from contention for the Messi award, despite having done nothing wrong.
The Blues were also in the midst of negotiations with Inter Milan regarding the signing of Romelu Lukaku. As a result, PSG was the only team that could possibly afford Messi at the moment and that wasn’t preoccupied with other matters. After all, there was no reason to believe that Messi would not begin the season at Camp Nou, so those clubs were correct in their decision to explore elsewhere for him.
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According to the Argentina captain, PSG is only one of several options for him to choose from when it comes to his eventual destination. He clearly has a place in the Parisian giant’s lineup, but doing so will almost certainly necessitate the departure of his compatriot Angel Di Maria. Furthermore, according to reports, the entire reason Neymar left Barcelona was to get away from Messi’s shadow. If Chelsea is going to play late, it should do it at the height of this potential anxiety. Indeed, few people have explored the possibility of relocating to London, but here are some of the reasons why it makes sense.
Messi wants to win trophies, and there is no better club to join right now if you want to win trophies than Chelsea, who have a history of winning titles. it would be Messi’s. But not for the obvious reason that he is the best player of all time; rather, it makes sense for Messi since Chelsea has demonstrated that they will go to any length to win titles in recent years.
The Blues are a team that exists in the present. You only have to look at Frank Lampard’s career to see that Chelsea is hell-bent on winning anything, season after season after season. In SW6, there is no five-year strategy, no “this year we expand,” debates, and simply the topic of “how can the Blues compete on four fronts?” is discussed. ” Every single one of them. Single. Year.
Detractors have frequently characterized Chelsea’s youth system as little more than a cash cow for the club, with little realistic expectation of ever seeing a graduate don a Chelsea shirt in a competitive game for the club. Yes, there are those who disagree, including John Terry, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, and Reece James, to mention a few, but the vast majority of those who disagree are not wholly wrong.
Think about the departures of Lewis Bate, Tino Livramento, and Jamal Mussiala, to name a few names. Three tremendously gifted kids, all on the periphery of the Chelsea first team, have all departed the club to pursue more consistent senior football opportunities at Leeds United, Southampton, and Bayern Munich, respectively. It was precisely because of this type of mentality that Chelsea was unable to sign players such as Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, and Mohamed Salah in the first place. The club put in the effort to scout them and bring them into the club, but it was so preoccupied with the present that it let three world-class footballers leave the organization.
Los Angeles Galaxy star Lionel Messi wants to win championships, and there is no English club that has achieved greater success in the last decade than Chelsea. There have been an incredible 19 major titles won since Abramovich took over the club in 2003, with 11 of those coming since 2009/10. In the most competitive league in the world, the Blues have practically always been in contention for a championship.
Yes, Paris Saint-Germain wins titles on a yearly basis, but to be honest, that is to be anticipated in Ligue 1 given the caliber (and cost) of the team’s matchday squad. It is for these reasons that the fact that Les Parisiens did not win is considerably more significant than the fact that Chelsea did not win against a powerhouse like Manchester City, a resurgent Manchester United, or an ever-present Liverpool. PSG has spent obscene sums of money in an attempt to win the Champions League, but the club has been unsuccessful in this endeavor throughout its history. Chelsea has also spent exorbitant sums of money in order to win a Champions League, but the Blues have won two of the competition so far.
The only location better for Messi to prove himself than England, and there is no better team to do it than Chelsea. This is a preposterous thought when you consider Messi’s career. Although the allure of Pep Guardiola is enormous, don’t rule out the possibility of a late charge from the Blues.
Despite the fact that Grealish appears to have eliminated City from contention, and despite PSG believing it has the small Argentine under contract, there is still room for the Blues to pull off a Willian-style last-minute move. It is a strategy that is beneficial to all parties and, above all, one that will result in trophies.