Gary Lineker reminds Barcelona fans of record he holds over Lionel Messi - The Mirror

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Match of the Day big and erstwhile Barcelona striker Gary Lineker has made a light-hearted tweet poking amusive astatine Lionel Messi by comparing the duo's disciplinary records

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Gary Lineker has pointed retired that helium has a amended disciplinary grounds than Lionel Messi

Gary Lineker has been having immoderate amusive connected societal media aft making airy of the information that helium has a amended disciplinary grounds than Lionel Messi.

Messi, 35, has present beauteous overmuch won each determination is to triumph successful shot aft guiding Argentina to World Cup glory successful Qatar past month. The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, who joined Paris Saint-Germain backmost successful the summertime of 2021, enjoyed a trophy-laden stint astatine Barcelona earlier making the power to the French superior and has besides landed scores of idiosyncratic accolades and breached galore records during his illustrious career.

However, Lineker, who besides played for Barcelona, has highlighted 1 grounds helium holds up of Messi with a mischievous Twitter station connected Tuesday afternoon.

A societal media relationship shared a throwback to erstwhile Messi received the archetypal reddish paper of his vocation backmost successful 2021. The incident, which occurred earlier helium near Barcelona, is the lone blemish connected his different singular record, which spans implicit 830 elder games.

However, Lineker, who was antecedently honoured with the FIFA Fair Play grant aft ne'er receiving a azygous reddish oregon yellowish paper during his 16-year playing career, was speedy to chime in. Responding to the tweet, the Match of the Day big quipped: "I cognize of amended disciplinary records."

Since returning from Qatar, speculation has ramped up implicit Messi's future. The PSG guardant has conscionable six months remaining connected his existent declaration and would beryllium an charismatic acquisition for a big of clubs astir the globe, portion a romanticist instrumentality to Barcelona has besides been mooted.

More recently, Messi has been heavy linked with a determination to the MLS successful the United States and the Saudi Pro League successful the Middle East: 2 leagues that are consenting to wage large wealth for marquee signings that would rise their planetary profile.

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One caller study adjacent claimed that Messi was being lined up by Al-Hilal, the rivals of Al-Nassr, arsenic a nonstop effect to the lucrative £173 million-a-year woody that saw Cristiano Ronaldo determination to the Saudi Pro League.

During the World Cup, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi confirmed that Messi and the nine had an agreement to proceed talks implicit a caller woody aft the tourney had concluded, and BBC Sport are present claiming that Messi is leaning towards extending his enactment with the French giants.

The aforesaid study outlines that Messi 'would not consider' an connection from Saudi Arabia arsenic helium has ambitions that would lone beryllium imaginable were helium to enactment successful Europe, including different Ballon d'Or triumph and different Champions League triumph.

Messi has plundered 24 goals successful 54 appearances for PSG and appears to person yet deed apical signifier aft enduring a hard maiden play successful Ligue 1.