Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez joked that he will try to persuade Lionel Messi to join Aston Villa.
The Paris Saint-Germain attacker is likely to leave the French club on a free transfer in the summer.
Messi is out of contract and has offers from Saudi Arabian domestic clubs, while Barcelona are also keen on bringing him back to the club.
“I would bring him to Aston Villa,” Martinez smiled and joked in an interview with ESPN Argentina.
“I would tempt him with a mate (a South American drink), I’d make roasts for him every weekend, I’d ask people to make little flags for him and he has a good time.
“I will reduce my salary for Messi if necessary.”