What Greenwood Had To Say About Messi’s Potential Transfer

Barcelona's Lionel Messi gestures after scoring a goal.

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Mason Greenwood has opened up about the possibility of having to play against Lionel Messi from next season.

The Argentine superstar has taken the transfer market by storm through his alleged attempts to leave Barcelona. At the moment, even though a score of clubs is linked to him, it is Manchester City who are repeatedly touted to secure his signature if an exit does occur this window.

As such, with Pep Guardiola at the helm and Messi up-front, there is little that City won’t be able to achieve, at least in theory.

In that regard, Manchester United’s teenager sensation Mason Greenwood had choice words.

Being called up to the English national side for the Euro Nations League by Gareth Southgate, the 18-year-old was also taking questions during the press conference ahead of games against Iceland and Denmark.

Speaking about going against Messi, Greenwood opined: “It would be amazing to even come up against him. All young footballers know about Messi as everyone knows so to be on the same pitch, playing against him would be another dream come true, not just for me but for everyone really. For someone that high profile to come to the Premier League, it’s a really big thing.”

In the same conference, he also added what he feels about his swift ascent to senior football at United and now an international call too:

“Yeah, it’s come quickly. You can be called in at any time and I was called into some Europa League games early in the season and I took my chance really.

“I’ve just taken every game as it comes and I’ve just been playing my football. Obviously I’ve got a good group of lads helping me there, so it’s all good.”

A boy of serious talent, the starlet will certainly be dreaming big.