Manchester City has said that it would offer Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Eric García, and €100 million for Lionel Messi.
This comes a day after the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s father came to England to negotiate a two-year deal with the English club.
Recall that the 33-year Argentine playmaker announced on Tuesday night he wanted to leave the LaLiga club this summer, after Barcelona’s embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and disappointing season which resulted in no trophies.
Before Messi made his decision to leave the club, he held crunch talks with new coach Ronald Koeman following the Dutchman’s appointment as Quique Setien’s replacement last week.
In their discussions, Messi made his decision clear to leave the club while the new manager told him his “privileges” were over.
Insidenaija had earlier reported that Lionel Messi wants his Barcelona teammate Neymar to join him at Manchester City.
Messi, whose deal runs out in 2021, believes a clause in his contract means he can leave as a free agent this summer. But Barcelona are insisting that the clause expired in June, which would mean either Messi or City would have to pay his £630million release clause at the club.
A move to Manchester City would see Messi reunite with ex-Barcelona coach Guardiola in England.
During his illustrious playing career at the Camp Nou, Messi won an astonishing 10 La Liga titles, six Copa del Reys, seven Spanish Super Cups, and four Champions League.