Leo Messi and Gerard Piqué in a match of FC Barcelona


Wenger reveals that he tried to sign Messi and Piqué in 2003

Published:9/09/2019 - 00:13h

Updated:9/09/2019 - 07:29h

Arsenal got Cesc Fábregas in 2003, but Arsène Wenger claimed that he wanted to sign two more stars of FC Barcelona. The french recognised in an interview that he tried to hire Leo Messi and Gerard Piqué

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The market of signings has changed a lot in the last years, but the escapes of the Masia does time that suppose a problem for the FC Barcelona. Time backwards produced a farewell that the Catalans fixed several seasons later, but that in the moment was a hard hit and a tarpaulin for the Arsenal, that carried a fat prize... And it could reach an even greater victory.

Arsène Wenger has revealed in an interview that in 2003 tried to hire to Leo Messi and Gerard Hammered, although both resisted him . The French attained to do with the services of Cesc Fábregas and this turned into a referent in London, although the temptation did not go such for the Argentinian, that preferred to remain in the City Condal while the central put course also to the Premier League.

In his conversation with 'beIN Sports', the one of Strasbourg has explained that the one of Rosario already impressed him in his stage like Juvenile, and that achieved even put in contact with him. In spite of everything, the '10' remained like a borrón in his file, since arrepiente of have not been able to carry him to the capital of England: "In the life it is necessary to live with remorses, with businesses fallidos and one of them was Messi. When in 2003 fichamos to Cesc Fábregas, had conversations with Leo Messi".

"In that epoca, that estabamos to the level of the Barcelona, could build strong juvenile teams with good players. With Messi, Hammered and Fábregas, that stood out in these moments, could have done a big team", has added, remembering the golden stage of the 'gunners'. The plan, however, did not go out as it expected, because the defender did a place in the Manchester United before returning to the Camp Nou and the attacker turned into the leader of the Barcelona.

"I hammered and Fàbregas came to England, but Messi remained in Spain. It is true that were interested in him, but now already is a player intocable", reflexiona, admitting that carry him to the Emirates Stadium is an impossible dream. Then, it was near to take advantage of one of the resquicios that offer the agreements to change the history of his club, but did not attain it and is a weight that will accompany him always.

Messi and Hammered form part of the generation of gold of the Barça

The one who benefited of the class of Messi, Hammered and many others was the Barça, that did not waste an exceptional generation of footballers. Beside referents like Xavi Hernández, Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, Víctor Valdés or Sergio Busquets, the culés lived a glorious period, conquering to the world with a showy football and onfesivo and fattening the vitrinas to base of titles and recognitions, beginning a series of triumphs that to day of today still hard.

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