The six time Ballon d’Or Lionel Messi is strickly considering leaving Barcelona this summer after spending 20 years with the Spanish Giant with report saying that the Barca playmaker sent a shockwave around the football community by formally requesting for a transfer from Camp Nou.
It is believed that Manchester City who currently have the financial muscles to accommodate such high profile transaction is seen as the front runners to land Messi with the City Boss Pep Guardiola having previously coached the playmaker in Catalonia is seen as a better chance to grap the deal.
Similar report understands that Manchester City is strongly believed to be Messi’s preferred next destination although Laliga ruled yesterday that his €700million release clause must be met in order for a departure from Barcelona to be established.
Report from England is alsosaying that Manchester City are reportedly willing to pay Barcelona forward Lionel Messi a contract worth £450m.
Manchester City is also including into the deal for the playmaker to stay untill 2023 before finally leaving to New York City FC.