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Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

Antalyaspor: We hope to sign Messi in five years

Antalyaspor president Gultekin Gencer has revealed his ambitious plan to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi in five years’ time.

The newly-promoted Super Lig side are making headlines at the moment as they have already acquired Samuel Eto’o from Sampdoria and are now on the verge of reuniting him with another former Blaugrana star in Ronaldinho.

However, Gencer says that Antalyaspor will not stop there in their attempts to sign Camp Nou icons, admitting that the Turkish club plan to add Messi to their all-star collection.

“I hope the next president after me will be able to bring Messi to Antalyaspor in five years’ time,” he toldLigTV.

The Antalya-based club were promoted to the top-tier of Turkish football at the end of last season, and hope to bring in several household names in order to fill a new 40,000 capacity stadium, which they are in the process of completing.