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Premier League fans think they know the real reason Lionel Messi’s staying at Barcelona

Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with Barcelona in a move that looks likely to keep him at the Nou Camp for the rest of his career.

The 30-year-old has committed to the Catalan giants until 2021, and it looks like a real blow to Premier League fans who’d hoped to see him strut his stuff in England.

According to AS, Manchester City had been keeping an eye on Messi’s situation, but Premier League fans will have you believe he’s chickened out of the move.

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Lionel Messi is staying at Barcelona

Why? The infamously daunting rainy, cold Wednesday night trip to Stoke, of course.

Some even took this as an opportunity to show why Cristiano Ronaldo > Messi, as the Real Madrid man has at least tested himself in what is well established (on these shores, at least) as the best league in the world.

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