Chelsea Could Have Signed £210m Messi This Summer Thanks To Adidas Proposal

By on November 5, 2013


Argentinean superstar Lionel Messi could have signed for Chelsea in the summer after sponsors Adidas offered to pay £105m of his £210m buy-out clause, according to the Daily Mail.

Messi joined Barca as a 13-year-old and has become an integral part of their set-up on the way to being widely considered as the best player on the planet.

But the Mail cite reports emanating from Spain that claim Adidas wanted to try and prize him away from the Catalans – and from their sponsors Nike – in the summer with the sportswear giant offering to stump up half of his £210m buy-out clause and move him to one of their three main European clubs: Chelsea, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.

The report suggests that Messi’s representatives, as well as Barcelona officials, were made aware of the sensational plan, which could have seen Chelsea sign the South American for just £105m.

Of course any deal was always going to be extremely difficult to pull off as Messi has a close bond with the Nou Camp and has shown no signs of discontent during his time at the club.

Even if he did decide he would be open to a move, a switch to Chelsea may have been unlikely due to the players frosty relationship with Jose Mourinho in the past. Mourinho once publicly criticised the striker for his part in getting Asier Del Horno sent off during Chelsea’s clash with Barcelona in 2006 and the Portuguese coach was also a sworn enemy of Messi and Barca during his time at Real Madrid.

Still, it was a very generous offer from Adidas and one that Roman Abramovich must surely have been interested in pursuing, as marquee signings don’t come any bigger than Lionel Messi!

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Perhaps one day he’ll decide he wants a new challenge and it seems Chelsea may have a helping hand from Adidas if he wants to try his luck in the Premier League.


  1. Erick John

    November 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Since Didier Drogba left we have not find a superstriker I think Messi suits.

  2. Han0ck

    November 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Messi is fantastic player which Chelsea ought to buy at all cost.


    November 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    we need polish striker,i mean robert lewandowski

  4. Augustine

    November 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Dont waist that kind of money,train hazard to be messi dats all

  5. Emmanuel ukpabi

    November 7, 2013 at 10:42 am

    hazard shud b train 2bcom messi instead spendn hug amt of csh 4 juz 1 player it doz nt rly make sence

  6. Emmanuel ukpabi

    November 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

    chelsea shud go 4 a player like Rooney or suarez 2 help streinting r attackn force instd of messi 4 210 pounds is nt recmended at al

  7. Udu smart

    November 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I think that money is 2 mush.chelsea should go for lewandoski at list 35m that could be better instead of 210 on lionel messi,messi is a good player.

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