Published on August 9th, 2021 | by sligoadmin


Messi For Sligo Rovers?

Speculation is mounting by the minute that the great Lionel Messi may become a Sligo Rovers player.

It’s our belief that the Argentine, dubbed the greatest footballer in the world, will be offered the number 10 jersey should he accept. Rumour has it some high level officials flew with Ryanair to Barcelona to convince the player to sign for the ‘Bit O’Red’. Barca are trying to block him signing for PSG and this could be the chance to nip in and get the player.

We attempted to talk to someone at the club but could only get hold of a neighbour. She was hanging out washing on a clothesline at the time. “Will Messi end up in Sligo?” our sports reporter asked. “Fuck off,” the woman replied. With no one available and the definitive denial by the neighbour we knew we had a scoop on our hands. We are patiently waiting for confirmation of the signing – oh! the excitement.

We gauged the opinion of a few locals in a vox pop….

Gerry from Tubbercurry – “Fingers crossed it’s good news, sure we might win the FAI cup now.”
John from Rathbraughan – “I heard he was going on a free, that has to be a bit of a bargain.”
Mary (not saying where she’s from) – “It’ll be nice for Sligo’s Argentinian community, I think there’s two of them and a few from Mexico.”


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