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Top 10 craziest English transfers that almost happened

Top 10 craziest English transfers that almost happened
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8. Lionel Messi to Rangers

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JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – JANUARY 09: Lionel Messi of Barcelona. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

One of the biggest questions in football that will probably remain unanswered is how would Messi do outside La Liga?

Well, it turns out we could have found out in 2004 when Scottish giants Rangers eyed up Messi and Andres Iniesta on loan deals.

Gers manager Alex McLeish was keen and asked his assistant, Jan Wouters, to speak to his Barcelona contacts over a deal.

Messi and Iniesta were youngsters at the time waiting patiently for their big break. But surely a move to Glasgow would have been a great learning experience, right?

Sadly, Barcelona denied us the chance to see Messi and Iniesta in Scotland.