The story of Leo Messi and his possible departure from Barcelona is closer and closer to ending after the Argentine’s failed attempt to leave this summer. The Manchester City, the club that showed the most interest between the end of August and the beginning of September for the Argentine, is considering making a second offensive in a month and a half, in January, when the transfer market opens again and the 10 culé will only have six months for his contract with the Blaugrana club to expire.
This is stated in the British newspaper The Sun, the same one that indicates that citizen leaders would be willing to offer 55 million for Leo Messi in January before the player ends his contract and can choose at no cost which team he decides to sign. There are several reasons that can make us think that the equation is feasible, that it has a favorable resolution for the English.
First appears the figure of Pep Guardiola. The Catalan coach is possibly the coach who has left the most impression on Leo Messi’s career, not only because of the titles he achieved, but also because of the Argentine’s footballing evolution during his time at Camp Nou and the close personal relationship they forged. There is remarkable harmony and it would not be surprising if the coach picked up the phone to clear up any doubts to Leo. It should be noted that Sampedor’s contract with him ends Manchester City next summer, although there are negotiations to renew at least one more season.
On the other hand, Messi he is not comfortable in Barcelona. What years ago was his house, his home, today is an unstable club that ensures a headache every so often. The stage of Josep Maria Bartomeu in the presidency, he has worn down the Argentine’s Barça to the point of wanting to leave Barça. Healing that malaise, despite the change in the directive, seems complicated.
Messi, increasingly away from Barça
In addition, another important factor is the economic. The citizen club would be willing to take advantage of the opportunity to sign Messi in January and will not hesitate to disburse a good sum of money that meets the needs of the Catalans. Barça’s treasury problems are as notorious as they are public and City would offer a figure that would oscillate the 55 million euros for his signing in order to help and cash with Leo before he leaves for free in June.
In favor of him City in this story the new regulations play Champions, which allows players who have already played in the group stage with their home clubs to play for a second club. This would allow the signing of Messi would mean a major impulse in itselfhis options to achieve the Orejona, the same one that still resists the club after more than 1,000 million euros spent.