Lionel Messi’s future has been surrounded by speculation since he handed in a transfer request to the Barcelona board last week.
Messi has been linked with a reunion with former Barca boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
But the Barcelona board has indicated that Messi can only leave Barcelona if his €700 million release clause is met, and this stand by the Barca board was been suppoted by La Liga.
In light of this, Tim Artmann, a fan of Bundesliga side Stuttgart, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds to help his club acquire Messi.
The target of the fundraiser is €900 million, and at the time of filing this report €518 had been raised.
The description on the GoFundMe page reads: “We VfB fans are collecting money to pay for Lionel Messi’s transfer. In the event that the planned amount is not reached on time or Lionel Messi joins another club, 100% of the money raised will be donated to Viva con Agua.”
This is a big move by Stuttgart fans!
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