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The best jokes as Lionel Messi hands in Barcelona transfer request

Argentine legend looks set for Premier League move.

There was no shortage of tweets and jokes as Lionel Messi handed in a transfer request at Barcelona
(Image: Кирилл Венедиктов)

Lionel Messi has handed in a transfer request to leave Barcelona having spent his entire career so far at the Camp Nou.

The club’s all-time record goal-scorer with 634, Messi’s disillusionment culminated in the recent 8-2 Champions League semi-final defeat to Bayern Munich.

🗣 "Messi leaving Barcelona is like the break-up of The Beatles, but sometimes you have to let it be"@Tim_Vickery throwing out some great puns 🤣 pic.twitter.com/stDIJ8ovED

— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 26, 2020

At 33 years of age, he has made it clear he fancies a new challenge and the Premier League appears to be his most likely destination.

As stories of a move to Manchester City and a reunion with Pep Guardiola gain traction, these were the best tweets and jokes about Messi’s transfer request:

I’m sure he’ll get back to me soon I’ll let you know what he says pic.twitter.com/S9VNkGVeUo

— Ryan (@ryangoIdy8) August 25, 2020

Arsenal chief negotiator being removed out of the Camp Nou after submitting a £4m + Guendouzi bid for Messi pic.twitter.com/uOoYQxL10g

— RiZzy🔴 (@RiZzyUTD) August 25, 2020

According to reports, Ronald Koeman told Lionel Messi 'your privileges in the squad are OVER' during showdown talks

Messi: pic.twitter.com/eGGwK3zfde

— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) August 26, 2020

Wouldn't put it past Mateo Messi to be the one who sent that fax 😂 pic.twitter.com/P0ozHhBkjG

— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) August 26, 2020

#LaLiga officials looking for who will buy their TV rights without Messi and Ronaldo🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/jSASecLefI

— Octopus Paul (@octopuspaulnews) August 26, 2020

Erik Lamela convincing Messi to join him at Spurs pic.twitter.com/3UOa4Bcm2R

— Shreyansh (@CfcShrey) August 26, 2020

Guardiola after First Season Trophyless with Lionel Messi and De Bruyne. pic.twitter.com/DywNRwCLHE

— JeroMe (@JeminisceNG) August 26, 2020

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Even Messi is leaving Barcelona and some people think their two month old relationship is forever

— Sagar (@sagarcasm) August 26, 2020

Lionel Messi is only considering coming to the Premier League because Stoke are in the Championship ⛈ pic.twitter.com/AT0Mp6i0Rv

— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) August 26, 2020

Oxford's manager when Pep starts Ederson, Walker, Koulibaly, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Messi, Torres, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero in the Carabao Cup fourth round pic.twitter.com/36XWPcJBRq

— Man City Report (@cityreport_) August 25, 2020

can't stop thinking about messi in sky blue, losing home and away to Wolves 😍🔵

— Ciarán Carlin 😎 (@ciarcarlin) August 26, 2020

Anyone making "hilarious" jokes about us signing Lionel Messi will get a 3 month ban from our matches. Don't try to pass it off as "comedy", you know exactly what you're implying. What a vile kick in the teeth for the hardworking volunteers who run this godforsaken football club. pic.twitter.com/5JBJ3TjxjQ

— Streatham Rovers Football Club (@StreathamRovers) August 25, 2020

“We don’t need Messi because it would stop Harvey Elliot’s development” pic.twitter.com/ecdFWZvdUg

— #PEPEOUT (@sxmueIafc) August 26, 2020

Hopping on the Messi to United bandwagon pic.twitter.com/fvhpN5kWQO

— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) August 26, 2020

Messi may have bullied defenders like Ramos,Varane and Godin in Spain but would struggle against elite defenders like Ogbonna,Zouma, Mustafi and slabhead in the EPL

— Tega 🔥 (@haa_ree0) August 26, 2020

OFFICIAL : Management consistently calling Messi but it's Mateo who receives the call. He's just saying "HalaMadrid" and disconnecting the call.

— Ritvik (@lukagodric) August 25, 2020

Arsenal chief negotiator being removed out of the Camp Nou after submitting a £4m + Guendouzi bid for Messi pic.twitter.com/ycjvxTdqxg

— Goalseeker10 (@darwin_maestro) August 26, 2020

Messi has chosen his next club. He was seen recording a short introduction at an undisclosed location in Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/P86D7JqTQx

— pooja fan acc (@_thatUtsavOjha) August 26, 2020

Lionel Messi has left Barcelona for Lahore Qalandars. pic.twitter.com/6buXWV8Xnh

— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) August 26, 2020

I'm on the Arsenal stadium tour and I've just spotted Lionel Messi. pic.twitter.com/ghiyuxNTj3

— Eddie Longbridge (@EddieLongbridge) August 26, 2020