No chance of Messi going to Real: Xavi
January 22, 2009 by Qasim
Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder has said that there is no chance that Real Madrid will be able to sign Lionel Messi from the Blaugrana, just like they signed Luis Figo in 2000.
Figo’s transfer made him a symbol of hate in Catalunya, and helped Florentino Perez win Real’s presidential election back then. As Perez prepares for another election this summer, the rumours are that he will promise the Board the signing of Messi, in order to sway votes in his favour.
“You have to be joking!” ,Xavi told reporters after training on Thursday afternoon. “I think that everyone at Barcelona is intelligent enough not to let the best player in the world go.”
Xavi and Messi were rested in the midweek Copa del Rey game, and Xavi said he was pleased to be a part of the team.
“I am feeling great. Everyone is planning things well. We are training properly. I have spoken to the others and we all agree,” he said. “The games where some players sit things out will help us reach the end of the season in peak condition. I am sure we’ll be strong going into the months of March, April and May.”
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