Real Madrid tried to sign Lionel Messi for astronomical fee in 2013

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Reports today have suggested that Real Madrid attempted to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi back in 2013 before moving for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale.

The club eventually signed Gareth Bale in a world record deal at the time thought to be in the region of £89million.

Though, it could have been very different according to reports today as the club actually tried to sign Lionel Messi first.

Football Leaks, via Der Spiegel and El Mundo, have claimed that Los Blancos were willing to pay

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