According to former Manchester United and England striker , Wayne Rooney has reveled that Lionel Messi could win a seventh Ballon d’Or playing in the Premier League,
The former Manchester United and England forward has admitted to being in “awe” of the 33-year-old Argentinian.
Messi stunned Barcelona earlier this week when he handed in a transfer request, sparking a flurry of speculation as to his next destination with Manchester City and Paris St Germain mentioned as possible destinations.
Asked if he would welcome Messi playing in the Premier League, 34-year-old Rooney told talkSPORT: “Every day of the week.
“I know he’s getting – I think he’s a year or two younger than me – he’s getting a bit older, but no-one has ever seen a player like him.
“There’s that debate of Messi or Ronaldo and Messi just has everything. He can create goals, score goals, he can dictate games.
“He’s the best player of all time and if he can come to the Premier League, I think whichever team it is – and I do believe it’s only Manchester City or Manchester United that can sign him…
“I don’t think he can do it for the next two or three years, but certainly for next season, if he surrounds himself with Kevin De Bruyne, with Bruno Fernandes, with these types of players, he can go and win his seventh Ballon d’Or, which is incredible.”
Messi has scored 634 goals for Barcelona, the only club he has played for in his professional career, having been there since he was 13.
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