Arsenal Fan Looks to Start Crowdfund Project to Pay Lionel Messi’s £600,000 Wages

Arsenal Fan Looks to Start Crowdfund Project to Pay Lionel Messi’s £600,000 Wages

Arsenal fans could hardly believe their eyes last week when rumours surfaced that Lionel Messi would chose a move to the Emirates if he were to ever do the unthinkable and move to the Premier League.

This speculation, of course, has to be taken with a pinch of salt.

But one Gunners supporter is already hatching a cheeky plan that would allow his club to sign the Barcelona star.

The Daily Star reported last week, that Messi would be willing to leave the Nou Camp if he was assured a weekly wage of £600,000 – a salary Arsenal would surely be unwilling to match.

So to even the playing field, Twitter user @matt_clarky has appealed to 599,000 supporters to help him set-up a £1 direct debit each week to pay the Argentine’s wages.

It may be a long shot, and personally we can’t ever see the four-time Ballon d’Or winner moving to North London, but we have to commend Matt’s audacity:


Matt has since been inundated with replies from the Arsenal faithful, with some beginning to dream that the audacious plan could work…


Messi is expected to return to action for Barcelona this weekend in the highly anticipated El Classico against rivals Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old has spent most of this season on the treatment table and his return to the team will be the perfect boost ahead of the derby.

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