According to Mirror, Manchester City is ready to splash a stunning 250 million pounds in a try to land Lionel Messi from Barcelona this summer!
The prime product of famous “La Masia”, a four time winner of Ballon D’ Or, Lionel Messi, is reportedly unsettled at Barcelona.
The Catalans have had a tough season under Gerardo Martino, and it is possible that they will finish the season with no trophies won, which is would be a downright disaster for the club.
The board and the fans are not pleased, and many of them are targeting Messi with their critique, claiming that he is the one who should take a blame for Barcelona’s bad results.
In the second leg of Champions League quarterfinals, which Barca lost to Atletico, Messi has only run a few hundred meters more than goalkeeper Pinto, according to the match statistics!
Additionally, after that match, Barca had a “heated” reception by their own fans at the airport, and reportedly, Messi had had enough of all this. He doesn’t want to listen to any more insults and, allegedly, he and the new star Neymar aren’t getting along very well.
Barcelona’s board has been arguing for the last few days whether or not this is the right time to sell their star.
Of course, many clubs all across Europe would be desperate to sign Messi, but it is widely presumed that only a few of them have the funds to make such an enormous offer.
Manchester City is certainly one of them, and it is not a secret that sheik Mansour desperately wants to sign the, in his opinion, best player in the world.
Of course, it would be silly to discuss whether or not Lionel Messi would make an impact over at City’s headquarters, as one of the best players in the world.
An interesting detail about this rumor, and a possible motive for this move, is that Kun Aguero is a City player, and those two are considered to be maybe the best friends among all football players. Playing with his friend in the heart of attack would maybe again light Messi’s fire and make him the best, considering reports that David Villa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have had to leave Barca because of Messi’s jealousy.
We will have to wait and see if this transfer will happen in the summer, but one thing is for sure, keeping an eye out for new details about this possible story will be interesting.