Over the past few days, the footballing world has been dominated by discussions over the future of Lionel Messi after reports emerged that the Argentine made his desire to leave Barcelona clear.
Reports indicate that the 33-year-old could be on his way to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester City said to be leading the race for his signature (ESPN).
Reacting to the speculation surrounding Messi’s future, many Spurs fans on social media have joked that Daniel Levy could make a cheeky offer to bring the Barca star to North London.
Some quipped that two decades of penny-pinching by the Spurs chairman could have all been to save money for a sensational deal to sign Messi.
Here’s how some Spurs fans reacted to news that Messi could be available this summer:
Levi’s first offer to Messi:
– £40,000 per week
– 10% off at the spurs shop on the 29th February
– free sky walk experience
— Martin (@MPH1982) August 25, 2020
Spurs documentary ending with messi joining the club.
— Sambhav Sawant (@SambhavSawant16) August 25, 2020
Levy flying out to meet Messi's agent with a packet of Skittles and some signed Gary Doherty Predators.
Make it happen.
— Tottenham Funnies (@SpursFunnies) August 25, 2020
Just checked Messi follows Lo Celso & Lamela on Instagram & not to get ahead of myself or anything but heard Levy has offered him a lucrative deal of a free Skywalk & 15% off at the club shop (sale items not included) to bring the second best Argentine in the world to Spurs.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) August 25, 2020
Everton: James, Allan, Doucoure
Spurs: ‘Anyone wanna do a skywalk?’
— Jay🏴 (@FtblJay2) August 26, 2020
This Messi lad is not that good tbh I'd much rather play Troy Parrot
— – (@TooGoodThiago) August 25, 2020
Erik Lamela convincing Messi to join him at Spurs pic.twitter.com/3UOa4Bcm2R
— Shreyansh (@MourinhoNotepad) August 26, 2020
If spurs signed messi he’d have to take the number 11 or something. Nobody takes 10 off H
— Marcus🇰🇷 (@thfcmarcus) August 26, 2020
Spurs will offer him £50k a week but the lure of the new stadium will surely entice Messi to come https://t.co/UC39nwnDOC
— Hugo 🅴 (@HugoTHFC) August 25, 2020
Why did you lot think levy was so cheap all these years, hes been saving up for messi
— aleyna (@aleynaTHFC) August 25, 2020
If we get Messi I’m fine with no rb and the fact Levy has been saving all his pennies
— Jack (@CrackEyedPeas) August 26, 2020
Messi If you looking for a challenge and wanna be 100% clear of Ronaldo, join Spurs and win everything with us. No one will ever question you again, you will be the Goat no doubt
— 🇸🇪 (@axelthfc) August 26, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
It is good to see that despite years of frustration in the transfer market, Spurs fans still retain their sense of humour. Upon reading the reports linking Messi to a move to Manchester City, it is humbling to realise the fact that we are competing with clubs who can afford to completely blow us out of the water in terms of the transfer fees and wages they can pay, with or without COVID. That is why we will have to be very smart in the transfer market if we wish to close the gap with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
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