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Coady nervous over potentially facing Messi in Premier League

Conor Coady of Wolves, Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona
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Conor Coady believes it is practically impossible for players to go into a match completely prepared to face Lionel Messi.

A buzz among football fans, while disturbance among the FC Barcelona ones, has been provoked ever since the news broke out that Lionel Messi has put his mind to severing ties with his club.

Messi’s future has become a subject of intense debate with new speculations regarding his next destination emerging quite frequently.

Anyone following the saga would probably predict Manchester City, as opposed to a couple of other clubs he is being linked to, as his next stop.

The superstar footballer’s move to England would do wonders for the Premier League in terms of both economic and sporting factors, not that the league needs any boosting though.

Those in the Premier League have also reflected on the prospect of facing the six-time Ballon d’Or winner and how it would benefit the league, including Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney, manager Mikel Arteta, and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Wolves center-back Conor Coady admits going against the Barcelona star at least twice in a season would give him anxiety as he becomes the latest one to chime in the Messi transfer saga.

“I would probably panic, a lot of panic before the game to try and get my head around playing him,” Coady said, as per Goal.

“You could watch all the videos in the world to try to prepare for someone like him and you would struggle.

“It would be amazing for him and the Premier League. He is his own man and he will decide his future but in terms of the Premier League, if it does happen, it will be absolutely incredible. Let’s see what happens.”