Barcelona’s embarrassing Champions League exit came in as an added topping to Lionel Messi’s Departure from the Camp Nou but can be a charm for Manchester City.
The sky blues of England are said to be the Favourites to land the Six time Balon d’or winner this summer. They are ready to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to lure him over to the Etihad Stadium and reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola. Manchester City believe they are in a pole position to sign Barcelona’s No. 10.
However, City will face some competition from Inter Milan as it is “more than a dream” for the the Italians to sign the best player in the world.
Messi has given it all to the Catalans since his childhood and with things not falling at place, he could be eyeing the exit door. Messi has a clause in his current contract that will allow him to go for free once the contract is over and that is until 2021.
His current £635million buy-out clause is a concern for most potential suitors, but Barcelona may be forced to sacrifice their most precious asset to make bring about the desired summer overhaul at the Catalan outfit.
A deal for Messi would be perhaps the biggest transfer the Premier League and the world will see. If Messi makes a switch to another European Giant, it will surely take the Footballing world through shockwaves.