Messi to Juventus sounds like wild conjecture, but it could happen if the Italians stump up the cash required for his services…
Juventus are planning to turn their Lionel Messi dream into reality by scrambling together €75 million in an attempt to prise the striker away from Barcelona.
Reports of a possible deal have been fuelled with speculation after club heir Andrea Agnelli told Tuttosport about his dream to bring Messi in.
The same paper has now claimed Juve are looking to build up a mega transfer kitty in order to tempt the Catalan giants. Although the move is possible, it will not come soon as reports suggest the Old Lady have a long-term plan to sign the Argentine, rendering any January move highly unlikely.
A €75m deal is being touted and this could be enough to convince the Blaugrana to part company with their man in future. Messi has been outstanding for Barça but he could be wearing the Juventus jersey within the next couple of years.
As well as this, Juve are not worried about splashing out such a mega sum of cash as they would make massive returns on their investment through marketing and sponsorship deals and the move could tie in nicely with their plans for a new stadium.
The arena is set to be completed in 2011 and the club is looking to have Messi on their books by then. Tuttosport have always linked the greatest players to Juventus, but not all of their predictions have materialised.
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com