Manchester City confident of completing £100m Lionel Messi transfer: Barcelona fear summer transfer
Manchester City are reportedly readying a massive world-record £100m bid for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and are confident they can lure the Argentine away from the Nou Camp according to the Sunday Mirror.
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This source claims that Messi’s father/adviser, has no plans of extending his son’s contract with the La Liga giants, despite there being just 16 months to run on his current deal.
Also it is believed that Lionel Messi would be offered a far superior wage by the Premier League side, who are of course managed by the Argentine’s former boss Pep Guardiola.
Messi has of course proven a massive success during his time at Barcelona, winning a host of accolades, however it’s looking increasingly likely the club will lose their domestic title to arch-rivals Real Madrid and look likely to be dumped out of the Champions League by PSG in the last 16.
Manchester City have the financial power to make an offer Barcelona couldn’t refuse but one wonders if £100m would be a sum the club would consider.
Messi has racked up an astonishing 485 goals in 564 appearances for Barcelona and is a five-time Balloon d’Or winner with four Champions League titles to his name.