by Tife Olajuwon
According to Spaniard, Iker Casillas believes Real Madrid will not sign Argentine playmaker, Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
The relationship between Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique and Argentine Striker Lionel Messi is close to boiling over, with Chelsea making an off to meet his buyout clause of €250 million, should this give weight to the rumours?
Madrid shot-stopper Iker Casillas does not believe Messi who starred from the spot in the 5-0 thrashing of Elche in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey.
“No,” the goalkeeper responded bluntly when asked if Madrid should sign Messi. “With the squad we have right now we’re doing very well and we are achieving great things.”
Casillas tried to place Barcelona on the high mantle with good PR moves. He defended them from their critics with the sacking of sporting director Anton Zubizzaretta.
“I do not think that Barca are in crisis,” he said. “I don’t think so. Honestly from what I have seen and how it is right now, people are speaking more about things other than them.
“In La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, I don’t thinkthey are in crisis. They are a few points behind in the league, they haven’t been eliminated in the cup or the Champions League yet.
“They are alive in all three competitions and Real Madrid do not have a wide margin at the top of La Liga. It is tight.”