Bernard Arnault of Louis Vuitton wants to buy AC Milan and reunite Messi and Guardiola according to stunning reports from Spain.
It was under Pep Guardiola that Lionel Messi began taking big strides towards becoming the player he is today. Together, they engineered Barcelona’s golden generation and won several trophies before Guardiola left for Bayern Munich and Manchester City eventually.
Fans have long wished for the pair to work again and leave the footballing spell bounded once more. However, reports from Spain suggests that the fans may just get what they wished for; but not in Barcelona like they would have wanted.
Bernard Arnault of Louis Vuitton wants to buy AC Milan and reunite Messi and Guardiola
According to a report from Spanish outlet La Republica, per AS, it is believed that Bernard Arnault, the third richest man in the world wants to purchase AC Milan. The report goes on to add that he not only wants to buy the club but also invest heavily and has already planned the arrival of Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola.
Arnault, who is worth an eye-watering $101.2bn, only trails Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates when it comes to individual wealth. He already oversees an empire of more than 60 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. Buying a football club is not too out there. He has the funds to complete the take over and improve the state of the club.
However, the biggest issue here would be in convincing Guardiola to part ways with Manchester City, where he is currently in possession of arguably the most complete squad in the world. More difficult would be to talk Lionel Messi into leaving Barcelona.
There are also the complications involving takeovers. Usually they are long drawn out process when an ownership of a club is transferred. With Messi not get younger by the day, this seems a little like a pipe dream that is too out there.
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