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Messi to Espanyol

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Lionel Messi was close to joining Espanyol back in 2005. The current Spurs manager was a senior player at Espanyol at the time of the proposed loan move. Barcelona considered loaning Messi out after having filled their three-man quota of foreign players with Rafa Márquez, Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto’o. Of course they decided to keep

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The January transfer window has closed all around Europe. Here are the highlights of the deals done during the window PREMIER LEAGUE 31 January: Mamadou Sakho – Liverpool to Crystal Palace, loan 31 January: Kamil Grosicki – Rennes to Hull City, undisclosed 31 January: Jordan Ayew – Aston Villa to Swansea 31 January: Mark Wilson – Bournemouth to West Brom 31 January: Alfred N’Diaye –

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