Lionel Messi really wanted to leave Barcelona, before he had to make a U-turn and stay due to his release clause, claims Toni Kroos.
But, in any case, it is unlikely that Messi would reckon a move to Real Madrid.
Despite his initial attempt to leave, Lionel Messi may have remained in Barcelona but Real midfielder claims that Real Madrid would not have wanted to sign him anyway.
Although Luis Figo made the move from Barcelona to Madrid famously, Los Blancos midfielder Kroos doesn’t think either party would want Barca’s current star to pull the all-white kit.
“I don’t think so,” a laughing Kroos told Blick. “I don’t think the player would be open to coming to Real Madrid. But that’s probably mutual. So, I don’t think that could happen.”