Saudi want Messi in England to kick start their development of Newcastle United. They know that FFP will cause havoc, so they wouldn’t be able to pay his wages, unless of course Messi does it for the love of the game and takes a massive pay cut. This deal is the vehicle to allow it to happen.
I always thought of him as a complete nonentity off the pitch, not just shy; I mean literally not in possession of anything close to a developed personality. He almost becomes more appealing in that the greed you talk of gives him a second dimension.
I think it’s been suggested that he is very introverted with some autism spectrum characteristics which his unique footballing ability has impeded him working on as most would in a school/therapy environment and instead he has been indulged. Had he left Barca at a younger age and played under and alongside stronger characters it’s possible he may have developed further emotionally and psychologically. Regardless an absolute all time great, and from a technical perspective the best player ever.
Out of interest, if Liverpool players play in the Qatar WC, will they receive this amount of anger? It’s clear Messi is a giant testicle but is it any better for a player indirectly promoting a human rights abusing country rather than directly as Messi is doing?
I always thought Messi quite a mute type/borderline aspergers. I have never really seen him talk in interviews.
Despite his vast wealth, i really believe he donates to alot of deserving charities and he always has time of the vulnerable/disadvantaged kids around the world and just causes.
This motivational speech he gave to the team before the Copa America final against Brazil was truly inspirational figure in that dressing room.
I would really want him to win that elusive world cup medal.