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Higuain warns Man City target Messi off England move: They kick the s*** out of you!

Gonzalo Higuain has advised his compatriot Lionel Messi not to move to England because they "kick the s*** out of you" in the Premier League.

The Juventus forward spent six months at Chelsea during the 2018/19 season.

Messi has been linked with a shock exit from Barcelona, with Manchester City touted as a possible destination.

"England? Over there defenders kick the s*** out of you and nothing gets given by referees," Higuain told Marca.

"They're built like wardrobes and they hit you. I suffered a lot in the English league. I did not manage to adapt in six months. It has nothing to do with the Spanish League.

"I don't know how it could impact Leo, but being a player of another level I don't think he would suffer, but it's a very complicated league."

On Messi reportedly being unhappy at Barca, Higuain added: "I don't know what Leo Messi might be thinking.

"I hope he decides what he feels will make him happy. That is the most important thing in a decision.

"Choosing what one feels will make him happy, not what will make the other happy."

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