‘Inter Milan would not be interested in signing Messi’

LIONEL Messi would be an unwanted commodity at Serie A giants Inter Milan, according to Italian football manager and former Juventus forward, Paolo Di Canio.

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The reason this is, Di Canio thinks: “The Barcelona superstar’s profile would see him become bigger than the club.” All this while the Argentine superstar’s future at Camp Nou has been the subject of much speculation throughout a whirlwind 2019/20 campaign for the Spanish giants.

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Lionel Messi has come up in a conversation on a potential move to Inter Milan in the Serie A (Image: Getty Images).

Messi only has one year left to run on his current contract and has been strongly linked with a move away from Catalonia, in recent months. While Juventus and Manchester City have come up as possible next destinations for the 33-year-old, Inter has been mooted as another possible one. Inter Miami in America’s Major League Soccer (MLS) is another one, all be it, a much further farfetched option.

All of this, however, remains a subject of speculation as very little, if anything at all, is known about Messi’s future. Milan head coach, Antonio Conte, quizzed on a potential move for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, said: “Look, only I know what I had to do to get [Romelu] Lukaku. Trust me, at the end of the season we will make evaluations.”

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte has enormous respect for Messi but would probably not want a player of his magnitude at the club (Image: Sourced).

But Di Canio, in his own assessment of a possible Messi to Milan move, said even if the possibility was open, Conte would oppose a deal due to the enormity of Messi’s signing. “If Inter really decided to go for Messi and had already told him that they will do everything to take him, are you sure that Conte would like Messi at Inter? I say no,” the ex-Juve striker told Sky Sports.

“It would mean that we would talk more about Messi than about Inter, as happens with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, or even more.”

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