Lionel Messi might reportedly nonetheless make his technique to Manchester City this summer season – however provided that the Premier League champions pay him £500k-a-week AFTER TAX.
The Argentine famous person’s contract is up on the finish of the season and his father has reportedly began contract manoeuvres.
The Solar report he’s ‘open to the concept’ of a one-year contract with the choice of an additional yr, if a suitor is prepared to stump up £25million-a-year.
The information comes, nonetheless, after sturdy indications that Messi was set to lengthen his 17-year keep at Camp Nou.
Varied sources have prompt that Barcelona’s new president Joan Laporta has satisfied Messi to remain on the membership that he has spent his total profession with.
Manchester City, who’re one among solely two golf equipment tipped to have the ability to afford such a sum together with Paris Saint-Germain, have been informed they must make Messi the very best paid participant in Premier League historical past to lure him to the Etihad.
The report provides that ‘feelers have been put out’ to Chelsea and Manchester United, however they’re mentioned to have proven little curiosity.
Messi has loved one other gorgeous season for the Spanish giants regardless of being within the tail finish of his profession, scoring 37 targets in 46 video games throughout all competitions.
Laporta, although, is claimed to be going ‘all out’ to signal Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, it might be a case of letting the famous person depart to make room for the subsequent.
The Categorical claims the LaLiga giants might ship out Messi together with Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho, Martin Braithwaite and Ousmane Dembele to stump up the cash for Haaland.