The captain of Atletico Madrid, the Spanish international, Kuki, revealed ways to persuade the Argentine Lionel Messi to join “the Roji Blancos,” if he decides to leave Barcelona of his contract this season.
Cookie said in a press conference on the eve of his team’s upcoming match in front of his host and neighbor Real Madrid, scheduled for Saturday evening, at the top of the 13th stage of the Spanish Football League, he said: “We do not have any championship at the level of the Champions League, maybe convincing Messi to come here depends on With this, and specifically with the desire to take on a new challenge. ”
He continued his talk about Messi: “He is a good boy, joking of course! He is one of the best players in football history. His exit from the Catalan team is tough. Leo has succeeded in his career with Barcelona, and it will be difficult for him to get out of there.”
And he added: “From an economic point of view, it is difficult because you cannot pay the salary he receives in Barcelona (60 million euros annually). Throwing the Champions League issue in his face will be an incentive to arouse hunger; if we do not have any champions, he may be convinced.”
Cookie did not address an important reason that may be decisive in convincing Messi to join Atletico Madrid, the Uruguayan Luis Suarez team, who is considered the best friend of the Argentine star. They lived together a wonderful period in Barcelona before “Luisito” joined the Spanish capital team during the transfer period. Last summer.