Messi & Ronaldo could be on the same side, Wenger reveals!

Monday11 November 2019 | 13:54
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Have you ever thought of Messi and Ronaldo on the same side?

It seems like a dream for the two stars to be in the same team but you have to know that recently the legendary former coach of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal wanted to sign both players in his time.

In fact, Wenger has claimed that after discovering Cesc Fabregas and signing the central midfielder  from Barcelona's La Masia academy in 2003, they decided to go back to the Spanish giants for more of their talent.

As the coach has said the club wanted to sign Messi and Pique in that time but of course Barcelona didn’t want to let the wonder kid go and also the sticked to Pique, who would later go on to join Manchester United.

'We tried, we were not near to signing Messi,' Wenger said according to beIN Sports.

'But we tried to sign Pique, Fabregas, and Messi, of course, we already tried but he was already too big at the time.'

It has to be reminded that young star was just 17 when he started to shine at Barcelona in 2004 and it was just two years later when he could go against Arsenal in the Champions League final, but eventually he was ruled out by injury.

 'Don't forget in 2006 when we played the Champions League final against Barcelona, Messi couldn't play because he was injured... so that's 13 years ago and he was already a regular player in the first team. 

'What this guy has done is unbelievable.'

Messi has been unbelievable at Barcelona, scoring 427 goals in 459 appearances in all competitions for the Catalan giants. He also has won 10 La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, and five Ballon d'Or during this period.

Wenger has also claimed that he has tried to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to join the club but the Portuguese star left Sporting to join United, before moving onto Real Madrid and then Juventus were he has scored 607 goals in 817 appearances in all competitions.

The 70-year-old coach went on to say that the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, and Pique playing together in north London, is like 'fantasy football', but he was ready to handle the presence of such superstars in that time.

'That's real fantasy football,' he said. 'I would have loved to. I had big personalities in my life, very big personalities. If you can give them what they want they are happy.'

“I don’t know, I’ve had big personalities in my life, very big personalities,” he said. “And if you meet their needs and you can give them what they want, they are happy.”

source: SportMob