Pochettino played against Messi, could have been a teammate, now will manage him

Seventeen years since first coming across Lionel Messi, Mauricio Pochettino is about to coach him. Barcelona’s greatest ever player is ending his 21-year association with the club and it looks like Paris Saint-Germain is his next stop. Getty Images – Getty Messi is leaving Barcelona and heading for Pochettino’s PSG And sharing the changing room […]

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Barcelona in race to get new Messi deal done ahead of showdown with Ronaldo

Barcelona are reportedly hoping to announce Lionel Messi’s new contract in the first week of August. Messi has been a free agent since the beginning of July but it’s understood the Argentine is keen to extend his stay. Getty Messi is set to sign a new five-year deal with Barca However, the pressure is on […]

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Bielsa is ‘too good for Leeds’ as Argentine is told to aim for clubs like Barca

He does love to keep fans and journalists on their toes but it’s expected Marcelo Bielsa will be in charge of Leeds for the upcoming season. The Argentine is technically out of contract at Elland Road, however, that’s just how he tends to do things. Getty Bielsa announced he had signed a new contract a […]

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Messi to take huge pay cut as he verbally agrees new contract with Barcelona

Lionel Messi has reached a verbal agreement on a five-year contract extension at Barcelona, it has been reported. It’s also understood that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner will take a 50 per cent pay cut under the terms of the new deal, which will keep him at Barca until he’s 39 years old. Getty Messi […]

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Messi gets landmark goal for Barca, while Ronaldo gets double of his own

Amid all the crazy scenes in Manchester, there was a real sense of normality in football on the continent. Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably football’s two greatest players, got on the scoresheet twice as they earned wins for their respective clubs, Barcelona and Juventus. Not for the first time, Messi and Ronaldo were […]

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Labeled another Pele or Johan Cruyff, chain-smoking whisky drinker Robert Prosinecki played for Real Madrid and Barcelona but became a legend at Portsmouth

Robert Prosinecki signing for Portsmouth in 2001 was quite the shock, and chairman Milan Mandaric proclaimed him his ‘gift to Pompey fans’. And what better present for talkSPORT.com to give its loyal listeners at Christmas? Getty Images – Getty Prosinecki was a present for Portsmouth fans and he certainly brought lots of joy to Fratton […]

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