Barcelona star is in discussion with the homeowners of Manchester metropolis for a multi-year deal. A Daily report from a UK-based publication said that Messi is in talks with City Football Group (CFG), who have offered Messi a €700 million deal over a period of five years to play for Manchester City and New York City.
Messi, who has been related to the Catalan phase for nearly twenty years, has reportedly demanded payment instead of an equity stake in CFG. After Lionel Messi failed to attend pre-season training in a bid to drive home his desire for a transfer talk with the owners of Manchester city for a multi-year deal. Days after his shock announcement that he wants to leave the club and hours after he slipped to attend a pre-season medical, La Liga on Sunday launched a press release saying Messi’s Barcelona contract was nonetheless legitimate.
Many pundits believe chances of Lionel Messi reuniting with Manchester are more likely to happen than any other option. Ever since Messi made his first-team debut for Barcelona in 2004, the Catalan club has adjusted itself to showcase its biggest star. Messi is contemporary football’s biggest star and very few clubs can afford him. Its trophy-less season and an 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League Messi the star expressed his desire to leave Barcelona.
Between 2008 and 2012, when Guardiola was the manager at Barcelona, Messi had his best years in football, with two Champions League and three La Liga titles. a claim disputed by Barcelona and now by La Liga that the six-times world player of the year insists he has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave on a free transfer.
The 33-year-old’s determination to leave the club he has been with throughout his career as Messi’s failure to turn up for his medical underlining. Manchester City is said to be at the front of the queue for Messi one of the current football’s biggest star because they are flush with money from Abu Dhabi, but also because of Messi’s proximity to City manager Pep Guardiola.