Can messi move to Chelsea on a free transfer in the near future? Many people think it is impossible. Of course, Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois also thinks that way. He has admitted he doesn’t expect Barcelona star Lionel Messi move to Chelsea in the near future, insisting Jose Mourinho would have to sell half the Blues team to fund a move.
Speculation went crazy that Messi was eyeing a move to the current Premier League leaders when the Argentina captain followed Chelsea on Instagram, along with Blues players Courtois and Cesc Fabregas.
However, the stopper insists that the media have completely hyperboliced Messi’s actions on social media:
“ He just followed my Instagram account, he did not say he would leave Barcelona. ” Courtois was quoted by The Sun.
“ I know him a little, but it’s just crazy how people can make such inventions with social networks. ”
Courtois has not only shunned the idea that Messi’s Instagram activity is important, but has also expressed just how financially difficult, or rather impossible, a move would be.
“ Nobody can buy Messi. I think Chelsea say they wouldn’t. Except if they sell half of the team! ” the keeper exclaimed.
However, despite the ongoing boardroom politics it seems that things have started to settle down again, although questions regarding prospective moves for all high-profile players are never very far away, particularly in the middle of a transfer window.