Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos, has conceded he would be far-fetched for Lionel Messi to join from Barcelona.
As indicated by Kroos, the 33-year-old needs to show “cojones” to stay in Spain.
Messi’s future at the Camp Nou is dubious, with the player having informed the club regarding his craving to leave.
He has been connected with a get-together with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, with Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain additionally sharp.
“I do not think he will come to Real Madrid, if I have to rule it out categorically,” Kroos said on the Einfach mal Luppen podcast.
“To stay in Spain: You need cojones for that. I think hardly anyone in the football world can imagine Barcelona without Messi.”
LaLiga have insisted that any potential buyers must pay the 33-year-old’s €700 million (£624m) release clause.