Lionel Messi chose to join Man City, making PSG and MU no longer have a chance.
While the public is still not shocked by the news that Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona as a free transfer, journalist Marcelo Bechler recently published an information confirming Messi has determined his next destination, Premier League runner-up Man City led by Pep Guardiola.
Bechler, who announced Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain three years ago and revealed his intention to leave the club 10 days ago, said Messi contacted his ex-teacher Guardiola a few days ago to discuss the possibility of joining. City. And after Pep got in touch with CEO Ferran Soriano & sporting director Txiki Begiristain, he received confirmation that Man City could afford to recruit the Argentinian superstar.
Although PSG and MU have approached Messi’s trusted people, these two clubs have almost no chance to convince Leo to come back to them. Bechler said the only problem is that Messi can leave Barca on a free transfer or not, because that will affect the financial aspects that Man City can meet for the deal.
Barcelona fans are shocked after news that Lionel Messi is looking to leave the club on a free transfer. And although Barca is trying to prevent it (but not to keep him), the door has opened for other clubs to invite Messi to join.
Sport newspaper in Catalunya recently said that both Paris Saint-Germain and MU contacted Messi’s neighbors to invite him to join. Both clubs have the financial strength to meet the salary requirements of the Argentine superstar and pay transfer fees if Barca demands.
But the chances of these two clubs are very low because Xavi Campos, correspondent for Cat Radio and one of the most reliable sources of Barcelona, revealed a few days ago Messi had direct contact with Pep Guardiola. The topic was nothing more than a discussion of the possibility of Leo joining Man City, and Campos said Pep had told City officials to calculate the number for bringing Messi to the Etihad.