Lionel Messi has chosen Manchester City as his preferred destination and this could see him play out the final years of his career in Major League Soccer. According to journalist Duncan Castles, The Argentine will sign a five year deal with the City Group, playing the first three of them in Manchester and remainder in New York.
Lionel Messi's Father Jorge Messi has left Rosario, Argentine and is expected to land at the BCN airport in Barcelona in the morning. The cub will meet with him to discuss Argentine's future in Catalonia. Read More.
On the Way to Barcelona
Lionel Messi shocked the footballing world when he expressed his desire to leave Barcelona in summer. Several clubs have been wanting to sign the 33-year-old but with the Catalan asking a fee of €700 million, a Stuttgart fan has started a GoFundMe campaign to help his team raise money for the Argentine's signing. Read More.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Lionel Messi's Dad Jorge Messi will meet on Wednesday to discuss about the Argentine's uncertain future. According to Moi Llorens, the Catalan board will offer their captain a two-year deal while the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's representatives will ask for his departure for free.
Si nada cambia, la reunión entre Bartomeu y Jorge Messi está programada para el miércoles...
Bartomeu le ofrecerá dos años de contrato. Jorge Messi pedirá irse gratis. A ver en qué acaba todo... https://t.co/VvZjdYrRZa— moisESPN (@moillorens) August 31, 2020
Lionel Messi's decision to leave Barcelona is 'irreversible', says Barcelona's presidential candidate Toni Freixa. The eminent Spanish politician also mentioned that the Argentine will join Barcelona. Read More
Lionel Messi skipped Barcelona's training session under new boss Ronald Koeman. The 33-year-old had also earlier refused to appear for the COVID-19 test, which is mandatory for all players before they begin the pre-season. Read More
Lionel Messi has made it clear that he wants to leave Barcelona this summer. The Argentine talisman skipped the club’s first pre-season training session under new head coach Ronald Koeman, further establishing his demand to depart Camp Nou. Messi has been continuously linked with Manchester City with reports claiming that the 33-Year-old’s father and agent Jorge visited Manchester to discuss personal terms over a possible move to the Etihad in this transfer window. The Premier League club have already prepared a massive bid to acquire the six-time Ballin d’Or winner’s signature. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the live updates of Lionel Messi transfer news from Barcelona. Lionel Messi Transfer News: A Look Back at the Top Stories of the Day.
Messi’s demand to leave Barcelona, however, dealt a blow after La Liga upheld the club’s statement that any other club willing to sign Messi this summer must pay his 700m Euros release clause. Messi, whose current contract runs until next June, had informed the club that was going to leave for free. The Argentine’s camp had said that a clause in his contract allows Messi to leave for free at the end of each season. But Barcelona have insisted the clause, which required Messi to put in a transfer request at least 20 days before the season ended, expired in June and is no longer in play. La Liga have also supported the club. Lionel Messi Can Only Leave Barcelona if €700 Million Release Clause Is Paid, Says La Liga.
The 33-year-ols stunned the world when he sent a burofax to the club revealing his desire to leave the club after 20 years of service. Barcelona and Messi continue to be at loggerheads regarding the contract situation. This is now slowly and steadily turned into a transfer saga.