The Lionel Messi transfer saga continues and it seems the best player on Earth is about to make a decision.
Barcelona’s harrowing Champions League exit against Bayern Munich fuelled the start of this summer’s most dramatic transfer story. Lionel Messi, amid concerns regarding the direction in which Barcelona are heading, is said to have made the decision that he wants to leave the only club he has represented in his senior career to date.
As we head towards day four of the ongoing reports surrounding the most high-profile potential transfer in recent memory, the Lionel Messi transfer reports are speeding up.
Few sides in world football could afford to finance a move for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, with it likely that a big-money transfer fee and eye-watering salary would be required in order to get a deal over the line.
The Etihad Stadium is being mooted as a possible landing spot for the Argentina Great who is mulling over his options at Camp Nou.
Manchester City are ready to offer £89.5m plus Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Eric Garcia in a sensational player-plus cash deal to land Barcelona and Argentina’s No. 10.
City are optimistic of reaching a deal with the Catalan giants after Lionel Messi announced his desire to leave the club this summer. With two of Barca’s transfer targets added to the deal, City’s chances of closing a deal have rocketed. City are desperate to become kings of Europe and Messi is seen as the signing which may finally make that possible.
The presence of tactician Pep Guardiola at the hot seat of the Etihad Stadium comes in as an blessing for the sky blues of England. Guardiola wants Messi, and Messi wants Guardiola. They both want to go on and win a Champions League. Messi has had plenty of those, of course, but wants to win yet another. That’s his priority. But, Manchester City want to win their first. Can we see the Magician donning the Sky blue colour next season?