This caused Messi to consider leaving Barcelona and Spain, but where to go? Go to Chelsea! There are two important reasons, London's charm and respect for Mourinho. That was in January 2014, Messi was in a tax evasion scandal, and the Brazil World Cup was getting closer.
"I want to join Chelsea, hurry up!"
After a phone call with his former teammate and current agent Deco, the transfer negotiations began. Deco had spent two years at Chelsea and Deco promised Messi that he would go to talk with Abramovich. Messi also asked another friend in his camp to help. He knew how to start this transfer and went to Mourinho to persuade him to agree to this transfer.
At the hotel where Munirio was staying, a lunch meeting had been arranged. On the one hand, these people are discussing how to complete this plan, on the other hand, Chelsea boss Abramovich still can't believe what will happen.
So, what can dispel his doubts? In a video conversation, Mourinho and Messi talked face to face.
General! Messi laughed. He was already crazy about his new "suiter", and now the only thing missing is the proposal ring!
The current plan is to hold a meeting at Chelsea headquarters with the strong woman Marina, Abramovich’s former secretary. There are two intermediaries sitting in the 20-meter Mercedes-Benz. One looks out the window, as if looking for a house to buy, considering that he will make a lot of money in this transaction.
The car stopped in front of the Stamford Bridge stadium, Messi got out of the car before the two, and Mourinho had already stretched out his hands.
"Follow Mourinho, because of what he said to me, I can win anything I want. He is a winner. Go and complete the deal."
perfect! This plan works, and it seems that nothing can stop this transfer. At three o'clock in the afternoon, the meeting with Marina was held as scheduled, and her eyes were not blinking, because she had already smelled that the transfer changed history.
250 million cancellation fee? no problem! Fixed salary? no problem! Portrait rights? no problem! As for the details, Messi's father will come to talk about it right away.
that's it! One possible point is that Messi’s father Hoch did not know Messi’s wishes at the time and he did not know the plan.
A few days later, Marina prepared a detailed offer, Mourinho grinned at the training base, and Fabregas came over to celebrate before the training in the afternoon, as if he had just scored.
"Coach, Leo wants to come here. It's incredible! As far as I can remember, we are good friends. This is incredible. Deco called me and let me tell you that you didn't answer his phone." , And that's it, another person who might make this transfer ruin. Deco, in this transfer, was first lured and then abandoned.
"Yes, I know everything, I also video chat with Messi that day" Mourinho replied, not thinking about the consequences of this sentence. Fabregas warned of the contact between Deco and Deco. The situation is no longer under Deco's control. Deco immediately told Messi's father and agent about the matter.
This shouldn't have happened. When Chelsea formally gave the intermediary the green light to agree to the player’s salary of £50 million per season, plus 70% of the portrait rights. When the disaster happened, Messi’s father called Messi to ask for an explanation.
"I don't know what you said, I swear." Barcelona denied the call and transfer on the 10th, and goodbye to the British plan.
The soap bubble hits the ground, bursts, disappears into the air, leaving no trace, it seems that it never happened. It's like sending back suddenly when you are about to shoot. It's not like Messi, but he may not be surprised because he knows his father's position in the family.
"If he tells me Chelsea, I will close my eyes and sign," Messi told the Spanish judge in the tax case. You might say "I will never have the courage to bypass my father and do anything", let alone admit a hidden truth.
Abu had to accept the reality and swallow the bitter pill, even though he never wanted to lose. Messi is still in Barcelona, renewing a new contract with Barcelona every year, and his salary is getting higher and higher.