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Barcelona legend was "tempted" to go to Arsenal


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Arsenal wanted to sign Messi in 2003

The former football agent of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, Fabian Soldini claims that the Arsenal transfer was very possible. Lionel Messi was “tempted to go to Arsenal” back in the summer of 2003 as the Gunners were expressing interest when luring Cesc Fabregas away from La Masia.



One product of the famed La Masia system was welcomed onto the books in north London.

Fabregas went on to spend eight years at Arsenal, becoming club captain along the way, before returning to his roots at Barca in 2011.

A man who managed the career of Argentine international in his early days told Marca: “Messi was tempted to go to Arsenal, but he didn't go.

“I remember the day that Fabregas asked to leave. Messi was also asked to go, but he didn't want to leave.” As it was reported before, except for Lionel Messi, Arsenal wanted to sign Gerard Pique with Cesc Fabregas. After the year, He signed for Manchester United.