Leon Bailey says it's time Messi leaves Barcelona

By February 19, 2021

Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey believes Lionel Messi needs to leave Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of the season. Such a move, Bailey believes, would take Messi closer to Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of achievement.

For more than a decade, Messi, a six-time Ballon D’Or winner, has been considered the greatest player of all time each having enjoyed tremendous success with Barcelona where he has won 10 La Liga titles as well four Champions League trophies.

Messi has also won Spanish Cup six times, the Spanish Super Cup eight times and led Barcelona to three FIFA Club World Cup trophies as well.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, claimed three Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United; four Champions League trophies and two La Liga titles with Real Madrid as well as two Spanish Cups and two Spanish Super Cups. With Juventus, he won two Serie A titles and two Italian Super Cups. He won the FIFA Club World Cup four times and the Nations League with Portugal.

In an interview with ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes, the Jamaican believes it’s time Messi moves on from Camp Nou as he is on the side of Ronaldo in terms of individual success.

“I think he has been at one club too long and the big difference between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi is that Cristiano Ronaldo has done great things in different teams and that’s what makes him great,” Bailey argued.

“Obviously, they are two great players but Cristiano will always have that upper hand. I believe Messi is more talented, but when it comes to success, I would give that to Cristiano Ronaldo because he has done so it so many times at different places.”

Rumours linking Messi to clubs like PSG and Manchester City have been circulating for months. However, Manchester City has distanced themselves from reports that claim the club has put together a 400-million-Pound package to lure Messi into a reunion with Pep Guardiola.

 

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