Lionel Messi reportedly rejected massive €450,000-a-week deal to join Spanish champions Real Madrid seven years ago telling Los Blancos’ chiefs not to waste their time.
The Argentina superstar graduated from the La Masia Academy to the main team and played his first game for Barcelona 16 years ago when he replaced Deco.
According to the report on Sportsbible, Real Madrid wanted to pay massive amount for them to lure Lionel Messi away from Barcelona in 2013 which would have made him highest paid.
The report added that Lionel Messi stated clearly that he was not interested in leaving Barcelona for the club’s biggest rivals Real Madrid.
Real Madrid were said to be planning to offer Lionel Messi eight-year contract which would have also given his father and agent Jorge massive €16 million.
Messi joining Real Madrid at that time would have seen him lineup alongside bitter rival Cristiano Ronaldo to form a devastating partnership at the Santiago Bernabeu.