MANCHESTER Town are prepared to supply Lionel Messi an amazing £450million around five several years if he leaves Barcelona, reviews claims.
The 33-yr-old – who has 1 year left on his contract at the Nou Camp – expressed his want to depart Catalonia soon after the club ended up humiliated by Bayern Munich.
And the Citizens are considered to be in pole placement to indication the Argentinian intercontinental, in which he’d be reunited with Pep Guardiola.
Speculation relating to his long term intensified more than the weekend following Messi snubbed coronavirus tests in Barcelona.
There has even been speak that Messi has spoke to Guardiola where by he told him he believes he can win two Ballon d’Or titles at the Etihad.
And now Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has claimed that Town are prepared to pay out Messi £450million over 5 several years.
He even recommended that the club would fork out him a £225m bonus after a few many years in England, wherever he would then sign up for sister club New York City.
Palmeri did not condition how a lot Metropolis would spend Barca in order to safe his services.
He tweeted: “Increase. Manchester City would fork out Messi €500m (£446m) internet for 5 years!
“The income would be €50m (£44.6m) per year, but after 3 several years at the Town there would be a €250m (£223m) reward transferring the last two several years to New York Metropolis!”
Palmeri also explained to his 203,000 followers that Messi’s father Jorge will satisfy with Barca main Josep Maria Bartomeu this 7 days to talk about his foreseeable future.
He said: “Barcelona president Bartomeu and Messi’s father to meet on Wednesday.”
Messi experienced been hoping to leave the club on a totally free transfer this summertime thanks to a clause in his contract, but LaLiga have dismissed his declare, retaining his £630m release clause intact.
Spanish media have said that Metropolis are lining up an £89.5m bid for Messi, though also featuring Barca Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Eric Garcia.