LIONEL MESSI and Cristiano Ronaldo could form a sensational dream team up front for Juventus – if the agents succeed.
Messi, six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or in Argentina, will leave Barcelona next year.
Former Brazilian star Rivaldo believes agents are plotting for Messi to make Juve his next stop.
It has been claimed that Messi, 33, will only stay in Nou camp if old friend Xavi Hernandez is the next manager.
Messi and Ronaldo competed for the title of the greatest player in the world when they were both in Spain.
This was before Portuguese superstar Ronaldo, 35, left Real Madrid in 2018 for £ 99 million.
The prospect that the pair will line up on the same team for the first time would certainly fuel appetite.
And that seemed to be getting closer after Spanish radio station Cadena SER announced that Messi would see his £ 500,000 a week contract at the club before moving on to next summer.
Rivaldo believes the agents are devising an incredible scheme to bring Messi to Turin next season.
The former Barça star told Betfair: “With all this speculation, I think some agents are already dreaming of a Messi-Ronaldo double at Juventus and the size of the tournament in the world.
“If that happened, there would be a global” boom “, and I think Juventus would quickly recover any investment in the Argentinian thanks to the boost it would get from visibility and marketing.
“It would be historic to see the two playing together and I’m sure many of the Juve sponsors would like to help financially, so this is also a possibility for Messi.
“If there are rumors of its release, then of course each club will think about how to sign it.
“That said, the two best players in the world in the past ten years playing at the same club would be massive.
“If he is considering leaving the club, then something must be wrong in the locker room of Barcelona and maybe he is tired of all the constant problems that have surrounded the club in recent months. ”
Messi has also been linked to a move to Manchester City to find his former boss Pep Guardiola.
But the potential loss of football in the Champions League could be a stumbling block.
Rivaldo added: “When Messi’s contract ends, he will be 34, but with his class, I think he could still easily play in the Premier League.
“It will be sad to see him leave Barcelona when his contract is finished, but I hope he can stay for now.
“Despite his links with the club, he has the right to move if he wishes and finding Pep Guardiola in City will be tempting for him, because the two have formed an excellent partnership between coaches and players at Barça. “