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Five Reasons Why Chelsea Would Be Stupid To Sign £200m Lionel Messi

Why the Blues should steer clear of the little Argentine.

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If reports in the tabloid press are to be believed, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is keen on a move to Chelsea amid talk of a £200 million move for the multiple Ballon d’Or winner and all-time leading La Liga goalscorer.

Would Chelsea be wise to splash out on Messi, however? We don’t believe so – here are five reasons why:

It is simply too much money

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If Chelsea are to bring Lionel Messi to the Premier League, they are undoubtedly going to have to break the world transfer record on him, which would be a huge risk for a 27 year-old whose game is largely based on his ability to operate in tight spaces and turn of speed. The signs are already there that Messi is moving into a more withdrawn role as he gets older, meaning that they could be paying £200m for a different player to the one who has dominated world football.

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