4 things which could happen if Lionel Messi joins Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A
In a recent interview with La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Cristiano Ronaldo suggested that Lionel Messi should come and join him in Italy.
After a sensational move to Juventus from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo has not taken much time to adjust with his new teammates in Turin. Italy can already feel the 'Cristiano Ronaldo effect' as Juventus are already unbeaten at the top of the Serie A table.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has already managed to break half a dozen records as he has scored 10 goals and provided 5 assists in the Serie A. Real Madrid have certainly missed Cristiano, as he was their main talisman for almost a decade.
On the other hand, Lionel Messi is currently the top scorer of LaLiga with 11 goals and 8 assists. It is safe to say that both Cristiano and Messi are still football's finest despite being in their 30s, as they have started 2018-19 in their usual majestic manner.
When asked whether he misses the Argentine, Cristiano responded,
"Maybe I miss him a little. I have played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal, with the national team, while he has stayed in Spain. Maybe, he needs me more"
"For me, life is a challenge, I like it and I like to make it happy. I would like him to come to Italy one day. Do what I did, accept the challenge. However, if he is happy there, I respect that.", Cristiano added.
Although it is highly improbable that Leo Messi leaves Barcelona and joins an Italian club, lets look at four things which will happen if this goes through in the future.
#1 The continuation of a historic rivalry
Over the past decade and more, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have gifted us with memorable moments in football. Their breathtaking displays of unforgettable skills to render their opponents useless will always be cherished, and every fan should be grateful for witnessing such a historic rivalry.
They took their rivalry up a notch when Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid after already facing Messi and Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League with Manchester United. The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona was on a different level with these two superstars on their respective teams.
But as Cristiano switched to Juventus this summer, there are less individual competitors both in Serie A and LaLiga. Although they can meet in the Champions League, Messi joining the Serie A would spice up their historic rivalry.