Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher involved in Twitter spat over former Everton striker’s move to Barcelona


Jamie Carragher and Gary Lineker have been involved in a transfer deadline day Twitter spat.

Liverpool legend Carragher sent a cheeky reply to one of Lineker’s tweets – and the former England striker couldn’t help but retaliate, report the Liverpool Echo.

The duo are currently working for rival television networks, with Carragher providing punditry on Sky Sports News, while Lineker hosts the BBC’s flagship programme Match of the Day, as well as working for BT Sport.

And when news of Pep Guardiola’s arrival at Manchester City at the end of the season was confirmed today, Lineker tweeted: “Very much hope Pellegrini has been informed from the start about Guardiola’s arrival.

“Incredibly disrespectful otherwise on both fronts.”

Carragher, who was an ardent Evertonian when Lineker plundered 40 goals in his solitary season at Goodison before being sold to Barcelona, swiftly replied: “Totally agree……hope you informed Everton in 1986 when Barcelona made first contact!!”

Everton sold Lineker to Barcelona for £2.8m in the summer of 1986 – just 12 months after they had paid Leicester £800,000 for his services.

But Lineker bristled at the suggestion he had been tapped up by the Catalan giants.

“Totally different thing but Everton informed me that they’d accepted their offer,” he replied.

Carragher responded “Ok I’ll take your word for it!!” to which Lineker sarcastically replied: “That’s a relief.”

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