After the confirmation of FC Bayern’s boss Pep Guardiola’s move to Manchester City Football club, FC Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi in talks with Manchester City Football club over a possible move to England. The club desires to reunite Lionel Messi and Pep at Manchester. They believe their destructive combination could lead the club to glory. Every football follower is aware of the loyalty that Lionel Messi pledges to the Spanish giant and the success he had with the club but there are certain factors that could convince him for the move.
After winning a treble in the last season, Leo faced eight weeks of injury time at the start of the season 2015-16. During this time, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr stepped forward and filled Messi’s boots and went on to destroy teams including the glorious 0-4 win against bitter rivals Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The club prefers to renew Neymar’s contract ahead of Leo’s. This act has created a discontent between Messi and club and he takes it as an insult. Moreover, Messi has had the worst season during his entire time at Barcelona. During these circumstances, Leo fears that he could be surplus to requirements. And the problems he and his father have faced with the tax authorities might force him to move away from Spain.
Cheif executive of Manchester City F.C Ferran Soriano and the director, Txiki Begiristain, have a strong relation with the Argentine forward and his father, who is Leo’s agent. Messi’s officials have held talks with the club. The reports have shown that initial talks have been held and could see the Argentine signing a five-year deal worth around 40 million euros per year with a wage of 800k euros per week. The Barca superstar would pocket around 32 million euros for playing with the rest paid in image rights and bonuses. SunSport understands that initial talks were positive. His current contract pays him 500k euros per week and it expires in 2018.
Agreement on this move would leave the world in shock and a number of controversies could rise in the world of football. All Barcelona fans will cry for years. And this would be the biggest transfer that could happen in the world of Football.