If you happened to watch the Barcelona – Arsenal Champions League fixture last night, you were treated to the spectacle of Lionel Messi violating Manuel Almunia’s goal a total of 4 times. This kind of performance is not a fluke, Messi has made them a regular occurrence in his career and, as Arsenal understands very well, not just against lower level opposition. There is no question that he is the world’s best player and there is plenty of time for him to grow even better.
So how much is the Argentinian wunderkind worth? We could guess around based on past transfer market silliness or how much cash there is floating around at Manchester City waiting to be spent, but let’s at least try a hard measure (or at least a more entertaining one). So let’s see how much Messi is worth, literally, pound-for-pound. Continue reading “Lionel Messi: Worth His Weight In Gold”