Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo may not be over just yet. Reports from Italy suggest that Italian Club Inter Milan are planning a massive swoop for Barcelona and Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. Also Read - Lionel Messi, Neymar and Other South American Footballers to Get Chinese Coronavirus Vaccines
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Ronaldo’s move to Juventus disappointed the fans who loved watching two of the greatest of all time compete against each other’s team in the same league. There may be hope for such fans with this news.
The rumours emerged after the statements made by the CEO of Pirelli, Inter Milan’s shirt sponsor.
“Messi? How can you say ‘no’ to Messi? If there were the conditions for a deal, the Inter Milan fans would be enthusiastic,” said Marco Tronchetti Provera.
The transfer may seem unlikely at this point in time, however, the move can’t be completely ruled out in the future, given the financial credibility of Inter Milan’s owners ‘The Sunning Group’, which is one of the largest retailers in China, and also own the Chinese Super League franchise side Jiangsu Suning.