EPL season starts sans Lionel Messi

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After it came to light that Lionel Messi asked Barcelona to release him from his contract, rumours swirled that he'd be joining Manchester City. Picture: David Ramos / Getty Images
After it came to light that Lionel Messi asked Barcelona to release him from his contract, rumours swirled that he'd be joining Manchester City. Picture: David Ramos / Getty Images

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When the 29th English Premier League (PL) season gets under way on Saturday, one of the biggest names in world football will be missing.

Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, who was widely linked with a move to Manchester City after handing in a transfer request to Barcelona two weeks ago, said on Friday that he would be staying at the LaLiga club.

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