Just 26 years-old, Messi has been named the best player in the world four years in a row, is Barcelona’s record goalscorer with 327 goals in just 394 games and has already won six Liga titles, two Copa del Reys medals and a hat-trick of UEFA Champions Leagues.
The question will arise at some point about what Messi has left to prove in Spain? Will be want another challenge at some point?
The answer to that question is ye according to Negredo who told The Daily Mirror:
“I could see someone like Messi coming to England and following players like David Silva, Juan Mata, Santi Cazorla, David de Gea and myself.
“He could play well in any league in the world.
“Maybe in two or five years he will get bored with La Liga, want a change and come over here.”
Negredo has scored nine goals in 16 appearances for City since signing from Sevilla over the close-season and believes a move to England’s top-flight has brought even more out of his game.
“The Premier League is the best place to be for the world’s top stars,” he added.
“Having been here for a few months it is better than I thought it would be. Your expectations go up here.”
It’s a fascinating question as both Bayern Munich and Chelsea had world record bids for Messi turned down this past summer. But will Messi at some point want to test himself in another league, to show that he can replicate the gaudy numbers he puts up for Barcelona elsewhere.
if Messi ever does decide the place he has called home since he was a small kid, I am not sure if the Premier League would be his preferred destination. Maybe the Bundesliga and Pep Guardiola would be a better fit?