Lionel Messi has a mammoth fan following of around 165 million on Instagram so it is certain that whatever activity the Barcelona star does on his account is easily identified by fans.
However, if you notice, Messi just follows 230 accounts, four of which are football clubs.
He follows FC Barcelona, obviously and it has been observed that the Argentine maestro also follows the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, both clubs who have been linked with a move to sign him.
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The Chelsea links have largely come about from former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand claiming he’s in the know on Twitter, but the interest and willingness from City to do a deal is genuine and comes from multiple reliable journalists and outlets.
Lastly, the fourth football club he follows on the social media platform is his former team Newell’s Old Boys. Messi started his youth career with his boyhood club, who he has regularly talked about returning to in the future.