– Lionel Messi has been linked with a move away from the Spanish giants
– Boateng has urged the the Barcelona captain to move to Napoli
– Messi has won all titles at Barcelona since he broke into the first team in 2004
Lionel Messi who is the captain of Spanish giants Barcelona has been urged by his former teammate at the Camp Nou Kevin-Prince Boateng to join Italian giants Napoli.
The Ghanaian footballer wants Lionel Messi to move to Napoli as means of giving respect to Argentine great Diego Maradona who recently died.
During his active playing time, Diego Maradona played for Barcelona before leaving the Camp Nou in 1984 for a record move to Napoli where he excelled as a player.
Maradona led Napoli to Serie A, Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup glory during seven seasons in the southern Italian city where he was treated like royalty.
However, Lionel Messi’s current contract with Barcelona will be coming to an end next summer and the Catalans have not gotten any green light over possible extension.
According to the report on Mirror, Boateng who spent six months with Lionel Messi at Barcelona wants the Argentine to continue his football career at Napoli.
“Messi’s going to finish his contract at Barcelona, [but] how amazing would it be if he would just call Napoli and say ‘I will come’?
“They don’t give out the No.10 shirt anymore, but I would love to honour Maradona’s No.10 and I would love to come and play one year or two years at Naples, without thinking about money or nothing, just heart.”
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Jorgi Farre who is among candidates fighting to become next Barcelona president claimed that the club’s captain Lionel Messi would sign a new contract if he should win.
This latest development will come as a cheering news for all Barcelona fans who have been worried over the future of the Argentina international.
Lionel Messi’s current contract with the Spanish giants will expire at the end of the ongoing League season and the Argentine has already been linked with a move to Manchester City.
Trouble over Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona started before the beginning of the season after the Argentine handed in a transfer request.
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