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A fan share Lionel Messi's photo in Gokulam Kerala FC jersey, here's why

A fan share Lionel Messi's photo in Gokulam Kerala FC jersey, here's why
Lionel Messi in Gokulam Kerala FC jersey, credit:zainukappan

A Indian football and Gokulam Kerala FC fan took to the social media and shared a photo of legendary FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's photo wearing the I-League 2020-2021 champion Gokulam Kerala's jersey.

A fan share Lionel Messi's photo in Gokulam Kerala FC jersey, here's why

The picture has gone quite viral between the Indian football community. But what is the real story behind this, Indian Football News tell you what it is.

It is now known to almost the entire world that for the first time, the Argentina and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is a free agent. His contract with FC Barcelona expired on 30th June, midnight.

It is a dream of every football club around the world to have the services of the Argentine magician, but, the quality he possess and his demands can't be met by any other clubs than some of the best clubs in World.

Thus, a quite a few numbers of football clubs around the jokingly posting a picture of Lionel Messi wearing their club's jersey and with caption of asking him to join their club.

The same was the intention of Gokulam Kerala FC's fan's. He used Lionel Messi's photo and using photoshop he changed Messi's jersey.

The I-League 2020-2021 champions Gokulam Kerala also reacted jokingly to it by sharing in their social media account, "Noted! Malabar coast can be his next best home for sure. We eat, sleep, drink football, literally."

Lionel Messi is a free agent

Lionel Messi, who has played the entire of his football career for Spanish LaLiga side FC Barcelona, is now a free agent after his contract with them expired midnight 30th June.

Messi is unsatisfied with the club's management, their thought process and their recruitment. Messi stated this time last year that he wants to leave FC Barcelona that year itself, however, their were a lot of contractual issues, which forced Messi to stay with Barcelona for another season.

Lionel Messi Career Stats

Lionel Messi started his career at Argentine club Newell's Old Boys. He was signed up by FC Barcelona at a very young age.

He broke into the Barcelona senior team in 2005 and has ever since became a hit with the Barcelona fans. Messi has appeared a total of 778 times for FC Barcelona in all competition, in which he has scored 672 goals and 305 assists.

The transfer window around the world has opened and with teams such Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain after his signature, it will be interesting to see if FC Barcelona can convince Messi to stay.


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