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    Inter Milan chief admits Lionel Messi signing is “fantasy football”

    Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta soft-pedals recommendations that the club might sign Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi as “fantasy football”.

    Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confessed that any hopes of signing Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi are simply “fantasy football”.

    The Serie A giants have regularly been linked with an adventurous move for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner this summer amidst reports that Messi is dissatisfied at Barcelona.

    The 33- year-old is in the final year of his contract at Camp Nou, and speculation over his future was sustained even more this week when his image was predicted onto Milan’s cathedral.

    Nevertheless, Marotta has soft-pedaled speculation that such a deal might take place, in spite of confessing his desire to see it take place both for the club and for Serie A as a whole.

    “Messi on the cathedral? It wasn’t my idea. It reminds me of football from the past with such situations. We are talking about an icon, a great player, a desire that everyone has,” Marotta informed Sky Sport Italia.

    “[It would be] amazing to see such a champ atInter It’s dream football, a utopiansituation Our football [in Italy] needs a lift. Champions appreciate the Italian brand name andfootball

    .

    ” If we might consider ours to be a championship in which the great champions remain and come, it would be much better. No Italian team is efficient in performing such an operation unless amazing aspects emerge associated to the investors, and for that reason the real owners.

    ” Let’s not forget that we should appreciate FFP[Financial Fair Play] This year, Covid-19 has made sure that there is some versatility, however later on the rules will need to be appreciated.”

    Messi has invested his whole career with Barcelona up until now, scoring 633 goals in 729 games for the club throughout all competitions.

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