On the departure of FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi would be well in the sights of Manchester City of Pep Guardiola, but no proposal has yet been made.
For once, a Premier League club felt compelled to react to information given by a British tabloid… This Friday, The Sun explained that Manchester city was determined to afford Lionel messi, at the end of the contract at FC Barcelona, by offering him a jackpot of 500 million euros, including 3 seasons at the Citizens and 2 years at New York City FC, the subsidiary club of MLS.
No discussion with Messi
A few hours later, a leader of the Mancunian club contacted Sky Sports, one of the only reliable media in the Kingdom, to deny this “breaking news”. A Manchester City spokesperson assured that there was no offer offered for the six-time Ballon d’Or. Better, not the slightest approach was made last summer, when “La Pulga” had requested his departure from Catalonia, and no discussion has taken place since …
Yet the possible destinations for Messi can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Only the PSG, where many friends are waiting for him, and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City seem able to roll out the red carpet for the 33-year-old genius, even if the Parisian club will only be able to act in the event of the departure of Kylian Mbappé. In Italy, Inter Milan, owned by a powerful Chinese group (Suning), would dream of the Argentine, but the operation seems very complicated.
Messi ready to lower his salary …
After his huge contract signed with Barça in 2017, which brought him a total of 555 million euros, Messi is obviously ready to lower his emoluments. The player especially wants to evolve again in a team capable of winning the Champions League. But no matter what, he will lead the finances of his next club. In City, the extension of Kevin De Bruyne is delayed by the possible arrival of Messi. To believe the tabloids, of course.
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