Lionel Messi is now learning English while he prepares for a possible transfer to the Premier League, according to reports from Spain.

The Argentine is suggested to be closer than he has ever been to part away with Barcelona, with Manchester United rumoured to be one of the few top clubs, which could afford the a superstar like Lionel Messi.

The highly rated Barca superstar can pick any club that is capable of meeting his wages despite winning 25 major titles with the Catalans and has been continuously linked with both Manchester united and Manchester City of late with Chelsea joining the race at the last moment.

Now Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague claims that the Barcelona marksman is planning to make a move to the Premier League in future and for that he has started learning English.

‘He has heard from Sergio Aguero and Cesc Fabregas how wonderful England and the Premier League is. There’s an attraction there for a new challenge,’ Balague told Talksport.

‘He’s maturing, he wants to imagine himself in England and he watches the Premier League. He’s learning English in case he needs it. He is preparing for that possibility.’

Lionel Messi is currently sidelined with a knee ligament injury but is said to return for the first El Clasico of this season on November 21st.

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