Potential Messi to City in January

November 20, 2016

MANCHESTER CITY are plotting a £100million swoop for Lionel Messi, according to reports.

Pep Guardiola is desperate for a reunion with the superstar he built his hugely successful Barcelona side around.

Pep Guardiola is desperate to reunite with Lionel Messi
Pep Guardiola is desperate to reunite with Lionel Messi

And the Mirror claim the City chief will offer Messi £500,000-a-week to try and lure him away from Barca.

The Argie hitman, 29, has a £215m buy-out clause in his contract, which runs out in 2018.

That means Barca would be forced to consider selling him for a reduced fee next summer or risk losing their prized asset for nothing if they cannot agree an extension.

City hope they can convince Messi to turn his back on Barcelona
City hope they can convince Messi to turn his back on Barcelona
Neymar and Luis Suarez would soften the blow for Catalans
Neymar and Luis Suarez would soften the blow for Catalans
Messi scored a brilliant free-kick past David Ospina as Argentina beat Colombia
Messi scored a brilliant free-kick past David Ospina as Argentina beat Colombia

Until recently, it would have been unthinkable for Messi to leave the Catalan giants but there have been reports of a strained relationship with Luis Enrique.

And with Luis Suarez and Neymar in peak form, the loss would not less significant although still extremely painful.

SOURCE: thesun.co.uk

 


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