Former Inter Milan president, Massimo Moratti has opened up on the Italian’s club’s repeated links with Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi both at present and in the past – revealing that the striker is not a “forbidden dream”.
Moratti tried a number of times to get the six-time Ballon d’Or winner on board at Inter during his presidency, but no such deal could take place due to various factors, the primary one being that Messi has always expressed a desire to end his career at the Nou Camp.
Moratti, who once lured Ronaldo to Milan from Barcelona, believes there is an outside chance of Messi being talked into joining eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A.
“I don’t think it’s a forbidden dream at all. Maybe it wasn’t even before this misfortune [the coronavirus lockdown]. Messi is at the end of his contract and it would certainly be attempted to bring him home. I don’t know if this situation will change anything, but I think we will see strange things at the end of the year,” he told Radio Rai.
While a move to Italy looks unlikely at the moment, Messi does have a clause in his contract which allows him to leave the Catalan giants at the end of the current campaign, with a number of clubs set to battle Inter for his signature if he does decides to leave his boyhood club.