Fans Are Already Claiming Lionel Messi As Their Own After News Of His Barcelona Exit
Lionel Messi's decorated, 16-year career with Barcelona looks set to end after the Argentine reportedly told the club he wants to leave.
And incredibly, hilarious football fans from across the globe have already called dibs on him by photoshopping the 33-year-old's head on the jersey of their respective teams.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Messi has triggered his £630million (AU$1.1billion) buyout clause after asking Barcelona officials to sell him.
Messi has scored an incredible 444 goals in 485 appearances for the Catalan giants, but it's understood he's not willing to continue at the Nou Camp under the guidance of new boss Ronald Koeman.
Reports have already began circling as to where the six-time Ballon d'Or winner will end up.
A mega-money move to the Serie A to join former rival Cristiano Ronaldo looks likely with Inter Milan eager to capture Messi's signature.
Meanwhile, Premier League big spenders Manchester City could be tempted to sign the La Liga legend on a short-term deal - they've certainly got the funds to cough up his monster wages.
But while transfer talks and wild rumours are bound to hit the news in the coming months, some hilarious fans have decided to take matters into their own hands.
In wake of the news of Messi's inevitable departure from Barcelona, supporters took to social media with photoshopped images of the Argentine great playing for their team.
From West Ham tragics to trophy-hungry Tottenham die-hards, fans from all walks of the planet have joined in on the act - and there's some pretty funny (and really low quality) edits.
BREAKING: Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has completed a sensational £667.5m transfer to Newcastle United. pic.twitter.com/p2izAFnoiS
- Fola (@manlikefola_) August 25, 2020
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Mashallah brother Messi, come to Tottenham pic.twitter.com/mBhW8OOTgP
- Zakey Beans (@the_beanman16) August 25, 2020
The Arsenal in me trying to convince me this will happen soon
- bAkAtsInE (@_lukmanB) August 25, 2020
While Liverpool were in Austria drawing with RB Salzburg and Man Utd's captain was in Greece being found guilty of bribery and assault, Man City have been busy pulling the strings to bring the goat, Leo Messi, to the Etihad. Levels to this game. pic.twitter.com/InOVchYOLR
- J Cooper ❼ #FrëēMêssì :flag_au: (@CooperMcfc) August 25, 2020
Messi to Liverpool right? :joy:
:camera_with_flash: @Yairow_ pic.twitter.com/lvlzaJSoZV
- Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) August 25, 2020
Lionel Messi leaving Barca means only one thing.....
.... Welcome to Stoke City :fire::fire::fire: pic.twitter.com/r3t0nhbbsQ
- ManBall (@man_ball7) August 25, 2020
If Messi joins Chelsea, the front 4 would be:
Pulisic Werner Ziyech
- ? :snowflake: (@IceWerner) August 25, 2020
He won't even need a new wardrobe.
Messi to Crystal Palace makes too much sense! #Messi #CPFC pic.twitter.com/wbrU7Jbctx
- SauceFC (@SauceFC3) August 25, 2020
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